English version

private eye in Occupations topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishprivate eyeˌprivate ˈeye noun [countable]  informalBOINVESTIGATE a private detective
Examples from the Corpus
private eyeEspecially since Tunney's already struck out as a private eye.Did they hire a private eye to wreak havoc on the life of the harasser?Me in New York having drinks with a private eye.I think in those days all private eye and detective shows were very cynical and hard-boiled.Legendary San Francisco private eye Hal Lipset and five fellow gumshoes have an offer that may fit snug as a glove.Roddy McMillan played the same Glasgow private eye but was called Daniel Britt on this occasion.