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get a black eye meaning

  "get a black eye" in a sentence
  • [American idiom]
    to get a bruise near the eye from being struck.
    I got a black eye from walking into a door.
    I have a black eye where John hit me.

  • [American slang]
    v. phr. 1. To receive a dark ring around the eye after being hit by someone's fist or an object. In the fistfight Tom got a black eye from Pete. Sue got a black eye when she ran into a tree. 2. To have one's character denigrated. Our firm received a black eye because of all the consumer complaints that were lodged against our product.

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  1. what ifl get a black eye ? [ laughs]
  2. i hope you get a black eye fighting for something you believe in
  3. what ifl get a black eye ? laughs
  4. That petrifies me, to get a black eye,
  5. I'd get a black eye.

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