Posted by Smokey Stover on July 21, 2005
In Reply to: Black-eyed posted by JP on July 21, 2005
: Could anyone tell me what 'black-eyed' means when it's not referring to the colour of the eyes? Is it an idiom?
If not referring to the colour of the eyes, then to what? Black-eyed Susans? Black-eyed peas? I'm sure you don't mean when someone has a black eye. How about, say, "The such-and-such affair gave the government a black eye"? Context, please. SS