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What does it mean by "glassy-eyed mush person"?


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A "mush" person (or "mushy" person) is a person who is overly sentimental and romantic. "Glassy-eyed" is what you use to describe a person who has an unfocused gaze, often due to being inattentive or intoxicated. Combined together, the speaker has used this to create the persona of someone who is extremely sentimental and obsessed with romantic things, so much that they cannot pay attention to or focus on other things. "Glassy-eyed mush person" isn't an expression, it's simply a rather imaginative description of a specific kind of character. Ex: You're so mushy. Stop saying such corny things! Ex: She saw the handsome movie star and immediately turned glassy-eyed.

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