One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Look fixedly or boldly at someone.‘I stared him straight in the eye but he didn't recognize me’
- ‘It makes you work - the bad review staring you in the face.’
- ‘They are designed so wherever you stand they are staring you in the eye.’
- ‘Little did she realise that a month later, she would be asleep on the sofa and look up to see him staring her in the face.’
- ‘But there it was, staring me in the face - the bagel.’
- ‘When it eventually settles, you're left with a couple of inches of white stuff staring you in the face.’
- ‘The reporter was stunned by an official staring him in the eye and telling a straight lie.’
- ‘Moments later and Marcelle was staring Fettis in the face again.’
- ‘Eventually she'll be staring me in the eye.’
- ‘It's logical not to want a soulless existence in an air-conditioned office, with a PC staring you in the face and stack of returns to input.’
- ‘You'll just erect a huge, ugly billboard that stares them in the face as they drive past it every day, forcing their parents to explain what the sign is about.’
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