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Difference between Do someone in the eye and Hit someone in the eye

do someone in the eye —(sl.) cheat or defraud a person:

  • He handed her a gold chain of curious workmanship. “Unless I’ve been done in the eye it’s an old one.”

hit someone in the eye

1. make a strong impact on smb.:

  • I drove about in a smart red-wheeled coach. Anyhow, it hit my colleagues badly in the eye.

2. give a person a shock:

  • Modern young men’s manners now really quite hit you in the eye.