1) To give someone
eye is to look
at them with disapproval/disdain/dislike. You give someone
you don't know them- you just know you don't like them. Like when someone
won't stop swearing when
you've got small
children with you. That
merits a serving of hard
2) To appraise something
critically. One assumes that
aspiring models are given the hard
they apply to an agency. It's when
for things to dislike rather than things to like.
1) The mouthy teens on the bus continued to talk
at deafening volume and play offensive rap music on their
mobile phones, despite being
given the hard
eye by 90% of the passengers.
2) After giving Vanessa the hard
eye as she walked
to the loo, Doug decided he wouldn't be taking "her" home after all.