"A spark of hope flashed in his eyes."

I couldn't find any examples online. Just "a spark of hope in his eyes."

  • Is this about someone seeming (by their appearance, to an observer) to have had an idea, then the wording makes sense. Is this what you meant? You may also say that it 'flickered in his eyes'
    – Onyx
    Commented Feb 20, 2022 at 21:05
  • Yes, thank you!
    – Nick07
    Commented Feb 21, 2022 at 22:56

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Light-related phenomena such as sparks, gleams, twinkles, etc, are often said to be figuratively visible in people's eyes. A spark can flash. Quite a normal expression.


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