Definition of square eyes in English:

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square eyes

plural noun

British humorous
Eyes supposedly affected by excessive television viewing: he watched so much TV he’d got square eyes
More example sentences
  • And because my viewing time was rationed in case I got square eyes, TV was exotic.
  • What with the NatWest one day matches between England and Australia and Bangladesh during the day, plus another Lions match, I finished the weekend with square eyes from watching too much TV.
  • Expect me to soon have very square eyes - there's a LOT to watch!



Pronunciation: /ˌskwɛːrˈʌɪd/
Example sentences
  • The day after the 1997 general election, square-eyed workers asked colleagues the question that would come to symbolise the Tory rout: ‘Were you still up for Portillo?’
  • A week of square-eyed, sofa-ridden inertia passed by, and you began to wonder if there were not substantially more rewarding activities to pursue when compared to watching this stuff.
  • Smith will be square-eyed by now from watching the video of that game

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