1. A look of decision stamped itself upon her face. A cunning glint appeared in her eyes.
2. Not even if you had a chance on a mexican divorce?
3. He has been accustomed knuckling under to his father.
4. Her eyes regarded him wistfully, then hardened.
5. His cab driver, hopeful of picking up a fare back to town, having learned from experience that merely, because a man enter a car with a woman doesn't mean that he may not get out again, was waiting at the curb.
A look of decision stamped itself upon her face. Her facial expression showed that she had made a decision.
Cunning glint. A glint is a hint of light. Cunning means sly, so her eyes held a sly look.
A Mexican divorce means a quick, cheap divorce. Years ago, divorce in the US would take months to get done, so people would go across the border to Mexico for a quick end to a marriage.
knuckling under. This idiom refers to being under the control of someone. The father was very domineering and controlling toward his son.
Her eyes regarded him wistfully, then hardened. Wistful means a regretful longing. This sentence seems to say that the two people were ending a love affair. At first, she was sad, as if she wanted it to continue, then she resolved herself to the fact and didn't want to let it hurt her.
fare back to town. This isn't an idiom. A fare is someone who is paying to ride in a taxi. The driver is hoping that he doesn't drive back to town without a customer.
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