a gleam in someone's eye

an idea or wish that someone has that they cannot yet achieve

Moving walkways have been a gleam in the eye of town planners for some time.


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  • a gleam in someone's eye — Ⅰ. ► a gleam in someone s eye see EYE(Cf. ↑eyed). Main Entry: ↑gleam Ⅱ. ► a twinkle (or gleam) in someone s eye something that is as yet no more than an idea or dream. Main Entry: ↑ …   English terms dictionary

  • (a) gleam in someone's eye — a gleam in someone’s eye phrase an idea or wish that someone has that they cannot yet achieve Moving walkways have been a gleam in the eye of town planners for some time. Thesaurus: thoughts, ideas and beliefssynonym Main entry: gleam …   Useful english dictionary

  • a gleam in someone's eye — see eye. → gleam …   English new terms dictionary

  • a gleam in someone's eye — see eye …   Useful english dictionary

  • a twinkle (or gleam) in someone's eye — something that is as yet no more than an idea. → eye …   English new terms dictionary

  • a twinkle in someone's eye — a twinkle (or gleam) in someone s eye something that is as yet no more than an idea or dream not every gleam in a grocer s eye becomes a store …   Useful english dictionary

  • a twinkle in someone's eye — ► a twinkle (or gleam) in someone s eye something that is as yet no more than an idea or dream. Main Entry: ↑eye …   English terms dictionary

  • eye — ► NOUN 1) the organ of sight in humans and animals. 2) a rounded eye like marking on an animal or bird. 3) a round, dark spot on a potato from which a new shoot grows. 4) the small hole in a needle through which the thread is passed. 5) a small… …   English terms dictionary

  • gleam — ► VERB ▪ shine brightly, especially with reflected light. ► NOUN 1) a faint or brief light. 2) a brief or faint show of a quality or emotion. ● a gleam in someone s eye Cf. ↑a gleam in someone s eye …   English terms dictionary

  • gleam — [[t]gli͟ːm[/t]] gleams, gleaming, gleamed 1) VERB If an object or a surface gleams, it reflects light because it is shiny and clean. His black hair gleamed in the sun. [V ing] ...a gleaming red sports car. 2) N SING You can refer to the light… …   English dictionary

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