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English definition of “be one in the eye for sb”

be one in the eye for sb

UK
to be a disappointment or defeat for someone: His promotion was one in the eye for his rivals.Disappointing yourself and othersWinning and defeatingScoring, winning and losing in sport
(Definition of be one in the eye for sb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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