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English definition of “look someone in the eye”

look someone in the eye

(also look someone in the face)
to talk to someone in an honest way that shows no doubts: I wanted to look people in the eye and tell them I made a mistake. I can't believe you can look me in the face and lie to me like that.
(Definition of look someone in the eye from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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