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stink eye

[ stingk ahy ]

noun

, Informal.
  1. a disapproving, contemptuous, or critical glance (often used with the ):

    Even today, I get the stink eye from Gran if I leave food on my plate.

    They let their dogs jump in the river right where I'm fishing, and then give me the stink eye when I complain.



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Word History and Origins

Origin of stink eye1

First recorded in 1960–65

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Example Sentences

Hilton danced in a corner by herself while her then-boyfriend, shipping heir Stavros Niarchos, gave her the stink eye.

Your roommate isn't going to give you the stink eye just for growing out a beard or staying at a co-ed's apartment past curfew.

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