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Give someone the fish-eye

verb phrase

To look or stare at someone in a cold, contemptuous, or menacing way: A well-fed man in tails opened the door, gave them the fish eye/ who gave me such hairy eyeballs that I want to slink back ( fish-eye form 1940s+, others 1960s+)


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