I knew, the moment…

I knew, the moment I laid eyes on you…

Often used by a person taking to their loved partner, referring to the first time they saw them. “Laid” here means “rested”, meaning that they focused their sight.

There is a simpler version:

I knew, the first time I saw you…

The phrase is often completed with:

…(that) you were the one.

Meaning they were the destined partner.

This phrase can be used by teachers, coaches etc to give praise to the most talented.

… that you would be the best.

Or even to accuse people.

… that you would cause trouble.


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