hairy eyeball

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hairy eyeball (plural hairy eyeballs)

  1. (slang) A look askance at someone; a look of disdain or skepticism.
    He was giving me the hairy eyeball.
  2. (slang) A fond look at someone while batting one's eyelashes.
    He was telling me about a girl looking at him and he said, "She gave me the hairy eyeball." That meant she liked him.
    (Second variation as first used and described on television, in the TV show Hazel 4/6/1962).