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look somebody in the eye

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishlook somebody in the eyelook somebody in the eyeLOOK ATto look directly at someone when you are speaking to them, especially to show that you are not afraid of them or that you are telling the truth Owen didn’t dare look his father in the eye. look
Examples from the Corpus
look somebody in the eyeI don't see why I shouldn't look people in the eye.My friend puts down her fork and looks me in the eye.Next day everybody had trouble looking Rick in the eye.Nice firm handshake, look her in the eye.He looked Lucien in the eyes only once.He tried to look me in the eye, Say I didn't look a day older.He doesn't look you in the eyes when he talks; he answers quietly with head bowed.
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