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private eye

private eye

n
(Professions) informal a private detective

pri′vate eye′


n.
Informal.
a private detective.
[1935–40; eye, allusive phonetic rendering of I, abbr. of investigator]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.private eye - someone who can be employed as a detective to collect informationprivate eye - someone who can be employed as a detective to collect information
detective - an investigator engaged or employed in obtaining information not easily available to the public
hotel detective, house detective, house dick - a private detective employed by a hotel or retail store
inquiry agent - a private detective
store detective - a private detective employed by a merchant to stop pilferage
Translations
soukromé očkosoukromý detektiv

private eye

n (Am) (fam) → investigatore/trice or detective m/f inv privato/a
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In answer to an improvement on this notion, devised by myself, namely, that she should tell the story instead of me, out of her own diary, Penelope observes, with a fierce look and a red face, that her journal is for her own private eye, and that no living creature shall ever know what is in it but herself.
Georg Friedrich plays private eye Aloys Adorn who, while reeling from the death of his father, loses his surveillance tapes after going on a bender.
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Poe said local government units (LGUs) can follow the model of Operation: Private Eye, a monetary reward system being used by the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) for information that leads to the seizure of dangerous drugs and arrest of drug personalities.
This superb production of Tim Waggoner's fantasy novel, "Nekropolis: Meet Matt Richter, Private Eye Zombie" provides the listener with a true 'theatre of the mind' experience from beginning to end.
Richard Ingrams, co-founder of satirical magazine Private Eye, is retiring from journalism after more than 50 years following a request to attend a disciplinary hearing with the publisher of his second magazine, The Oldie.
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NO ACTION will be taken over a Private Eye cover featuring Rebekah Brooks that a judge deemed "a joke in especially bad taste".
The Attorney General's Office has ruled that there are no grounds to institute contempt of court proceedings against Private Eye over its latest issue which features former News International executive Rebekah Brooks on its cover.
The private eye had allegedly been hired by reclusive multi-millionaire Howard Hughes, who was looking for dirt on the Democrats.
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