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dry-eye

[Atlantic; cf. OED dry-eyed tearless; cf. Haitian je chèch brazen (e.g. a liar) (Gaujean p.c.)] phr. withholding any emotional response; brazen or shameless: 1966 If a man wishes to court her daughter, she does not want him to "come with dry eyes", i.e. she would consider him unmannerly to come alone to ask for her daughter (Otterbein 38): And so bold! She dry- eye na—she's a brassy little girl (Acklins). (Black)

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Last update: 2011-02-20 21:42
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
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Comment of Rashae Smith:
The respondent is from Andros and is 65 years old. She is familiar with term 'dry-eye' and says its means that this is a person who doesn't what you are going through because they are always asking something of you. They don't care what you to do with your belongs; they will always want something from you.
Added at: 2014-03-11 04:08