distant look in someone's eye

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Definition of distant look in someone's eye

: a look on someone's face that shows he or she is thinking about something that is not related to what is happening at the present time She has a distant look in her eye.

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“Distant look in someone's eye.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/distant%20look%20in%20someone%27s%20eye. Accessed 12 December 2019.

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