in the twinkle of an eye

in the twinkle of an eye
adv. göz açıp kapayıncaya kadar, kaşla göz arasında

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  • twinkle — (v.) O.E. twinclian, frequentative of twincan to wink, blink; related to M.H.G. zwinken, Ger. zwinkern, and probably somehow imitative. The noun is recorded from 1540s. Related: Twinkled; twinkling. Phrase in the twinkling of an eye is attested… …   Etymology dictionary

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  • twinkle — twin|kle1 [ˈtwıŋkəl] v [: Old English; Origin: twinclian] 1.) if a star or light twinkles, it shines in the dark with an unsteady light ▪ stars twinkling in the sky ▪ I saw lights twinkling in the little town below us. 2.) if someone s eyes… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • eye — 1 /aI/ noun (C) BODY PART 1 one of the two parts of the body that people and animals use to see: Annie has blue eyes. | Close your eyes and count to ten. 2 blue eyed/one eyed/bright eyed/wide eyed etc having blue eyes, one eye, bright eyes, eyes… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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