Definitions

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  • interj. Expression of disapproval, disregard, disdain, disgust, or disbelief.

Etymologies

Apparently a shortening of all my eye. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • I caught Kiesha out of the corner of my eye yapping with the evening-news crew.

    Magic City

  • But then Nadya brought chocolate mousse and a torta di frutta di bosco that Id had my eye on since we walked in, and drawn by those sugary delights, the girls returned to their places as if the magnets that had once held them there had been turned back on, and I found myself with room for a few forkfuls of sugared pastry and various berries.

    The Italian Summer

  • Josh Meissner read it through at the end, long after I had lost my eye for detail.

    CHASING the WHITE DOG

  • To use an extreme case, consider CHS Electronics, Inc., a computer products distributor that caught my eye a few years ago.

    THE NEW MARKET LEADERS

  • A few months after the shows debut, I was at my 8:15 A.M. Saturday spinning class, when out of the corner of my eye I saw Andrea Wong, the head of alternative programming at ABC.

    Rinnavation

  • Instead I used my right hand to grab a shaky handhold up at my eye level on the rock face and tried to pull myself up.

    Forever Lost

  • We step through to discover far more gracious surroundings—polished tables set with comfortable, high-backed chairs such as would not be amiss in my own chambers, fresh rushes on the floor, the warm glow of beeswax candles, and—most startling of all—several alcoves containing low platforms heaped with pillows that to my eye appear garishly foreign.

    Secret History of Elizabeth Tudor, Vampire Slayer

  • I noticed out of the corner of my eye that Girl had risen, standing tall with her sharpstick in her hand.

    Promise of the Wolves

  • The story, as written by Darwin Washington of the Michigan Chronicle, was the first thing that caught my eye as I sat at the kitchen table with the paper and a cup of coffee.

    Street Judge

  • There was an impressive wall of self-help books—the one called Getting to Know the Real You In Six Easy Steps caught my eye for obvious reasons, but at this point I was already on step fourteen and nowhere near the promised land, so I kept browsing.

    Miss Misery

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  • "Earache my eye!", as Cheech and Chong put it once.

    June 15, 2010