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Meaning of "give one's eyeteeth for" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF GIVE ONE'S EYETEETH FOR

give one's eyeteeth for play
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WHAT DOES GIVE ONE'S EYETEETH FOR MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of give one's eyeteeth for in the English dictionary

The definition of give one's eyeteeth for in the dictionary is to go to any lengths to achieve or obtain.


WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE GIVE ONE'S EYETEETH FOR

give head
give hostages to fortune
give in
give it heaps
give it hot
give it up for someone
give me
give odds
give off
give offence
give one´s right arm
give onto
give or take
give out
give over
give pause to
give place to someone
give rise to
give someone a leg up
give someone a piece of one´s mind

WORDS THAT END LIKE GIVE ONE'S EYETEETH FOR

account for
as for
ask for
be all for
be in the market for
but for
carry a torch for
except for
go for
go in for
have feelings for
have no time for
have no use for
in for
in line for
make a pitch for
pay for
so much for
stand up for
up for

Synonyms and antonyms of give one's eyeteeth for in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «give one's eyeteeth for» into 25 languages

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The translations of give one's eyeteeth for from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «give one's eyeteeth for» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

给一个人的eyeteeth的
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

dar la colmillos para
570 millions of speakers

English

give one´s eyeteeth for
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

के लिए एक eyeteeth दे
380 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Arabic

إعطاء المرء قواطع لل
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

дать свое eyeteeth для
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

dar a caninos para
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

এক এর eyeteeth জন্য প্রদান
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

donner sa canines pour
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Berikan kepada orang lain
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Geben die Eckzähne für
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

〜へのeyeteethを与える
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

하나 의 eyeteeth 을 제공
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Menehi eyeteeth kanggo
85 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Vietnamese

cung cấp cho một của eyeteeth cho
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

ஒரு கணவனைக் கொடு
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

एखाद्याच्या डोळ्याला पाणी द्या
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Için şahsen vermek
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

dare uno di canini per
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

oddać swoje eyeteeth dla
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

дати своє eyeteeth для
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

da eyeteeth unul pentru
30 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Greek

δώσει eyeteeth ένα για
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

gee ´n mens se eyeteeth vir
14 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Swedish

ge sitt eyeteeth för
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

gi ens eyeteeth for
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of give one's eyeteeth for

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «GIVE ONE'S EYETEETH FOR»

The term «give one's eyeteeth for» is used very little and occupies the 164.359 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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9 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «GIVE ONE'S EYETEETH FOR»

Discover the use of give one's eyeteeth for in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to give one's eyeteeth for and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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The Facts on File Dictionary of American Regionalisms
... saying meaning be honest but don't cheat yourself. A merchant who kicked the salt container would settle the salt and the customer would get too much for his or her money. give one's eyeteeth for To give one's most prized possessions for.
Robert Hendrickson, 2000
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Have a Nice Day--No Problem!: 2a Dictionary of Cliches
In any event, in the twentieth century it became commonly used in politics ("The candidate was willing to give it her best shot"). give no quarter: see GRANT NO QUARTER give one's eyeteeth for, to. To yearn for; to go to any lengths to obtain.
Christine Ammer, 1992
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アメリカ囗語辞典
(*C9US #I|C0 would give one's eyeteeth for something <D for £• to have £: Att&xT 1>W\ CMMil- 45. You shouldn't envy Perry his bachelor's life. He'd give his eyeteeth to have [for] a wife like yours. (□K U <0%tzfrb £\^X%tsZ £(4fr^J:„ ffiti?*co || ...
John G. McCaleb, 安田一郎, Edward Seidensticker, 1983
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The Mavens' Word of the Day Collection
give one's eyeteeth for something was the last expression to come into use. It is first recorded in Somerset Maugham's Cakes and Ale, published in 1930: "He'd give his eye-teeth to have written a book half as good." Before that, expressions ...
Random House, Random House Reference, 2002
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The Dictionary of Clich_s: A Word Lover's Guide to 4,000 ...
See under give one's eyeteeth give one's eyeteeth for 175 give one's right arm 175 give pause to 175 give short shrift. See short shrift give someone his/her head 175 give someone theax 175 give someone the backof one's hand. See back of ...
Christine Ammer, 2013
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McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Idoms and Phrasal Verbs
She gotajob offerfrom another company. give one's right arm (for someone or something) and give one's eyeteeth (for someone or something)Fig.to be willing to give something of great value for someone or some- thing. I'd give my right arm  ...
Richard Spears, 2006
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Metaphor and Nation: Metaphors Afrikaners Live by
(31) oogtande gee (B 24-7:1) .00 to give one's eyeteeth (for something); (calque from English) (32) haar vingers deur syne stoot (S 2-7:60) to push her fingers through his (33) 'n sweem van geur omvou jou (S 2-7:19) lit. a shred/cloud of ...
René Dirven, 1994
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Best American Plays: Supplementary volume
... say that he wanted a new man in Washington. kurt (playing naively excited). Now that's something to give one's eyeteeth for! nolan (pleased at the result). I think it might be possible to swing it — very possible. kurt. God, what a break ! nolan.
John Gassner, 1961
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Attack poodles and other media mutants: the looting of the ...
Prize-winning columnist Wolcott names names and rattles cages in a samurai assault on cable news and conservative warmongers.
James Wolcott, 2004

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