Definition of look (someone) in the eye
(Entry 1 of 2)
: to look directly at (someone who is also looking at one) I wasn't afraid to look him (right) in the eye and tell him just what I thought of him!
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Definition of look someone in the eye (Entry 2 of 2)
: to look directly at someone She looked me (right) in the eye and told me I was fired.
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