Definition of in the twinkle/twinkling of an eye
- He was back in the twinkle/twinkling of an eye.
: to shine with a flickering or sparkling light : scintillate
: to appear bright especially with merriment
: to flutter the eyelids
: an intermittent radiance : flicker, sparkle
: a rapid flashing motion : flit
: a wink of the eyelids
: the time required for a wink : instant
: 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
: all the visible structures within and surrounding the orbit and including eyelids, eyelashes, and eyebrows
: the faculty of seeing with eyes
: to fix the eyes on : look at
: contemplate, consider
: to watch or study closely
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