dollar signs in one's eyes

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of dollar signs in one's eyes

: a desire to make money
  • investors with dollar signs in their eyes

Word by Word Definitions

dollar play
  1. : taler

  2. : any of numerous coins patterned after the taler (such as a Spanish peso)

  3. : any of various basic monetary units (as in the U.S. and Canada) — see Money Table

sign play signs
  1. : a motion or gesture by which a thought is expressed or a command or wish made known

  2. : signal

  3. : a fundamental linguistic unit that designates an object or relation or has a purely syntactic function

  1. : cross

  2. : to place a sign on or mark by signs

  3. : to represent or indicate by a sign

eye play eyes
  1. : a specialized light-sensitive sensory structure of animals that in nearly all vertebrates, most arthropods, and some mollusks is the image-forming organ of sight

  2. : all the visible structures within and surrounding the orbit and including eyelids, eyelashes, and eyebrows

  3. : the faculty of seeing with eyes

  1. : to fix the eyes on : look at

  2. : contemplate, consider

  3. : to watch or study closely


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