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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.
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