In many cultures, tugging at one’s lower eyelid is an expression of skepticism, as if to indicate that the person is being watchful and alert and won’t be taken in. In the United States, the gesture may be accompanied by a phrase like “Do you see the green of my eye?” In France, it’s accompanied by mon oeil, meaning “my eye,” and in Japan, this action is referred to as akanbe or red eye. This is part of a complete episode.

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