stare (someone) in the eye(s)

idiom

chiefly US
: to look directly into the eyes of (someone)
She stared me in the eye and told me to leave.
sometimes used figuratively
They stared death in the eye and didn't flinch.

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“Stare (someone) in the eye(s).” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/stare%20%28someone%29%20in%20the%20eye%28s%29. Accessed 9 Dec. 2022.

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