look in the eye

[look in the eye] or [look in the face] {v. phr.} To meet with asteady look; to face bravely or without shame.

Mary looked thegangster in the eye, and he turned away without hurting her.

Johnhad looked death in the face many times.

We often believe a personwho looks us in the eye, but it does not prove he is truthful.

Upromised Harry to write to him while I was on vacation, and if I don'tdo it, I won't be able to look him in the eye.