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look someone in the eye (or face)

Definition of look someone in the eye or face in English:

Look directly at someone without showing embarrassment, fear, or shame.
Example sentences
  • But they never looked me in the eye or addressed me directly.
  • She didn't look him in the eye for fear of how he would answer.
  • Maybe he would have the best policies, but I could never support any politician who can't look me in the eye and give a straight answer to a question.
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