Give Your Eye Teeth (for something)

Also: give your eye teeth to do something Meaning of Idiom ‘Give Your (one one’s) Eye Teeth’ If you would give your eye teeth for something you would go to great trouble in order to obtain it; to want something very much. 1Ayto, John. Oxford Dictionary of English Idioms]. Oxford: Oxford U, 2010. ,2Heacock, Paul. … Read more

Not Bat an Eye

Also: Not bat an eyelid Not bat an eyelash Not blink an eye Without batting an eye Meaning Of Idiom ‘To Not Bat and Eye’ To not bat an eye means to now show any emotional reaction, shock, or suprise; to act as if everything is completely normal (when it is not); to do something … Read more

Up to One’s Ears

Also: Up to one’s eyes/eyeballs Up to one’s neck Meaning of Idiom ‘Up to One’s Ears (in/with something)’ To be up to your ears in something means to be extremely busy or preoccupied with it or to have too much of it. 1Ammer, Christine. American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013.,2Pare, May. Body Idioms and … Read more

See Eye to Eye

Meaning of Idiom ‘See Eye to Eye’ To see eye to eye with someone means to agree with them; to think alike; to have similar opinions or viewpoints. 1Ayto, John. Oxford Dictionary of English Idioms. Oxford: Oxford U, 2010.,2Kirkpatrick, Elizabeth M. The Wordsworth Dictionary of Idioms. Ware: Wordsworth, 1995. Examples Of Use “Frank and I could never see eye to … Read more

Naked Eye, the

Meaning of Idiom ‘Naked Eye’ The naked eye is human sight without any assistance by instruments designed to magnify images, such as microscopes, telescopes, binoculars, etc. 1McIntosh, Colin. Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary. Cambridge University Press, 2013.,2Ammer, Christine. American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013. Usage In common use, the naked eye includes eyes aided by ordinary glasses (spectacles) or … Read more

Give Someone A Black Eye

Also: Have a black eye Get a black eye Meaning Give Someone a Black Eye 1. To cause a discolored dark bruise of the periorbital region ( the area surrounding the eye) by delivering a blow to the area. Although this seems to be a literal use, it is still idiomatic in that the expression … Read more

Bright-eyed and Bushy-tailed

Meaning of Idiom ‘Bright-eyed and Bushy-tailed’ To be bright-eyed and bushy-tailed means to be wide awake, energetic, eager, and alert. 1Ammer, Christine. American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013.,2Pare, May. Body Idioms and More: For Learners of English. United States?: Mayuree Pare, 2005.,3Ayto, John. Oxford Dictionary of English Idioms. Oxford: Oxford U, 2010.  Want to see … Read more