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  1. Member
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    #1

    give (someone) the stink eye

    Is it correct to say "give (someone) the stinky eye" to mean "give (someone) the stink eye"?

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    #2

    Re: give (someone) the stink eye

    No! The correct idiom is to "give someone the stink eye". I have never heard of "stinky eye".

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    #3

    Re: give (someone) the stink eye

    I certainly have heard "the sticky eye".

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