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beady eye

(informal) keen watchfulness that may be somewhat hostile: he's got his beady eye on you
Derived Forms
beady-eyed, adjective
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  • Sorrow for his loss did not prevent Noborinosuké bringing a bright and beady eye on Aoyama Shūzen.

    Bakemono Yashiki (The Haunted House) James S. De Benneville
  • He was not wholly at ease, and persistently avoided the Chinaman's oblique, beady eye.

    Dope Sax Rohmer
  • One could be that she'd get the beady eye anyway as soon as she showed up here.

    Legacy James H Schmitz
  • The woman kept one hand free to admonish him—by his beady eye he required it—and to tend a simmering pot.

  • The spotter was lounging against the check desk, and his beady eye seemed focused on Croly Addicks.

  • Twenty can play as well as one, croaked the parrot, his beady eye pressed between the bars of his cage.

  • The cabin, the sled, the scrub forest, all fell under the scrutiny of his beady eye.

    Riddle of the Storm Roy J. Snell
  • Major Connel leveled a beady eye on the little gray-haired man.

    The Revolt on Venus Carey Rockwell
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beady eye

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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