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    lying eyes

    Hello.

    You can't hide your lying eyes.
    Your smile is a thin disguise.

    These are part of the song lyrics from 'Lyin' Eyes' by the Eagles. (I love the song.)
    Is it OK to use them in everyday conversation or is it too poetic?

    Thank you.

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    Re: lying eyes

    You could describe someone as having "lying eyes" if you really thought that their eyes gave them away every time they lied. I wouldn't say it's an everyday way of speaking though.

    It is, however, a great song!
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: lying eyes

    Most people in a certain age group will recognize the reference. So you can use the lines if the context fits. But I would do that sparingly.

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    Re: lying eyes

    To me, it's a good lyric but too poetic for ordinary conversation.

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