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    dead in the eye

    What does the expression "to look somebody dead in the eye" mean? Straight in the eye or something else?

    Thank.

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    Re: dead in the eye

    Quote Originally Posted by blueeye View Post
    What does the expression "to look somebody dead in the eye" mean? Straight in the eye or something else?

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    Yes, "straight in the eye".

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    Re: dead in the eye

    Quote Originally Posted by blueeye View Post
    What does the expression "to look somebody dead in the eye" mean? Straight in the eye or something else?

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    Not only looking straight in the eyes but it also means that a person is ready to stand for his/her words.
    Ex. He told her, "though you are suffering of AIDS, still I would marry you, my Blue-eyed honey."
    She stared back at him.
    And he just looked her dead in the eye.

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