noun, plural eye·teeth [ahy-teeth] /ˈaɪˌtiθ/.
- to gain sophistication or experience; become worldly-wise.
- Also cut one's eyeteeth on. to be initiated or gain one's first experience in (a career, hobby, skill, etc.).
Origin of eyetooth
Examples from the Web for eyeteeth
We all had to get our eyeteeth cut when we came to the country.The Dude Wrangler|Caroline Lockhart
He said the Japanese would give their eyeteeth to get control of the Sunshine Islands.The Amazing Inheritance|Frances R. Sterrett
Robert says it is as well to have the eyeteeth and the Puseyistical crisis over together.The Letters of Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1 of 2)|Frederic G. Kenyon
He skins me out of my eyeteeth every time he comes to town and then gives me a cigar wrapped in tinfoil to make me like it.Windy McPherson's Son|Sherwood Anderson
It was, as Bluff himself afterward expressed it, like drawing his eyeteeth to let that bully moose slip out of his possession.The Outdoor Chums in the Big Woods|Quincy Allen
noun plural -teeth
also eye tooth, 1570s, so called for its position immediately under or next to the eye.
see give one's eyeteeth.