A new idiomatic phrase today

“Ter olho de lince” - to have the eyes of a lynx

Usage - this in one of Facebook comments in response to an RTP Notícias posting regarding the annulment of some of the statements and claims brought in a legal case involving the former Portuguese Prime Minister José Sócrates.

“Das duas uma ou o Ministério Público cometeu uma gaff ou o Sr. Juiz tem olho de lince.”

Interestingly, that usage seems to have two different idiomatic phrases in it: “Das duas uma” (essentially, “of these two options, one of them must be true”) and "o Sr. Juiz tem olho de lince (“the judge has the eyes of a lynx”).

Now I might hazard a guess as to what that second phrase is meant to say, but I would rather know it for sure. Can anyone provide any clarity? Also, have you come across any new phrases to share recently?

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Oh, yes. “Ter olhos de lince” is to have a very sharp eye, like eagle eyes. For this particular judge, it must mean having a keen eye for legal details or loopholes that give him ground to make questionable decisions that always seem to be suspiciously convenient to a few select people :no_mouth: “Das duas uma” is perfectly described!

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