Talk:steely-eyed

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Only the stare one seems remotely real - and have so acted. The "missile man" backwards use for definitions is "right out" as that def itself seems a major leap for a single usage. Collect (talk) 09:16, 13 August 2012 (UTC)

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I'm pretty sure that the meaning is much more general than the one given. SemperBlotto (talk) 18:41, 29 March 2012 (UTC)

This entry was created by IP user Special:Contributions/2.217.178.246, whose contrib list makes them look very much like the latest IP reassignment for our magic-obsessed Japanophile user. If so, this user is known for a high volume of edits, and a generally low level of lexicographic skill. (I cringe in anticipation of the ensuing crapflood of poor-quality work that will need to be sorted through and cleaned up.) -- Eiríkr ÚtlendiTala við mig 20:26, 30 March 2012 (UTC)
But steely-eyed missile man isn't one of his (or hers). Mglovesfun (talk) 20:29, 30 March 2012 (UTC)

The one supportable def remains (strong stare) - the "missile man" seems to have been a massive leap, for sure, so the ones derived backwards from it seemed eminently removeable. Collect (talk) 09:15, 13 August 2012 (UTC)

{{look}} This will fail RFV and be deleted if citations are not provided that show how the term is used. - -sche (discuss) 00:52, 26 August 2012 (UTC)

Um, the whole entry? This is a widely used phrase and the one remaining definition seems spot on to me. It is easily citable, see this gbooks search. SpinningSpark 14:41, 2 September 2012 (UTC)
I'd have thought it would fail RFD as obvious from its parts (see steely; compare furious-eyed, large-eyed, etc.). We do have blue-eyed and green-eyed, though, so perhaps someone thinks these are useful. Equinox 14:47, 2 September 2012 (UTC)
@Spinningspark: wow; I don't recall ever hearing the term before, but the search you link to shows that it is quite common.
@Equinox: if you'd like to move it to RFD, be my guest. - -sche (discuss) 05:36, 9 September 2012 (UTC)