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    eyes flashed


    What does it mean when somebody's eyes flash?

    For example: His eyes flashed and he said: You know what the hell I mean. Stop pretending.

    I take it to mean he looked angrily at the guy.

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    Re: eyes flashed


    Of course, eyes do not flash except when they may reflect a flashing light, although sometimes eyes are described as sparkling.

    You're right in this case - it means the person opened his eyes very wide, thereby betraying his anger.

    Uncle M (not a teacher)

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