There are reasons, in other words, for hard-shell conservatives to give him the gimlet eye.
Murdoch was known to personally track all of the editorial budgets with a gimlet eye.
However, with the gimlet eyes of a new blogger, I detect ominous portents of change.
What the baron recoils from in horror, others discern with a gimlet eye to the main social chance.
On a balcony below a lady with faded hair and gimlet eyes pounced at her.
Cullison was looking at him with the steel eyes 56 that bored into him like a gimlet.
Willy said she was welcome to the gimlet, but that he advised her to leave it alone, for that she would only break my feet.
From the centre of this bed a gimlet hole pierces the board.
He became angry, and exclaimed petulantly: "Why, it would take a gimlet to put a joke into the heads of you Scotchmen."
He was no doubt the head doctor, for his glance was as sharp and piercing as a gimlet.
boring-tool, mid-14c., gymbelette, from Anglo-French guimbelet (French gibelet), perhaps from Middle Dutch wimmelkijn (with substitute of French diminutive suffix), diminutive of wimmel "auger, drill." The meaning "cocktail made with gin or vodka and lime juice" is first attested 1928, presumably from its "penetrating" effects on the drinker.