bat (one's) eyes

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bat (one's) eyes

To flirt with or feign romantic interest in someone, either by literally fluttering one's eyelashes or merely in general. Usually, but not exclusively, refers to women. She kept batting her eyes at me each time I talked to her, so I'm thinking of asking her out on a date. I like to bat my eyes at bartenders to see if I can get a drink or two for free.
See also: bat, eye
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By Libby Copeland Waiting 10, 20, 30 hours outside House or Senate office buildings, holding a place in line so some well-pressed lobbyist can sit upfront at a congressional hearing and bat eyes at all the right people--this is democracy, or something like it.
pharmacist Martin Francom was peacefully mixing bat eyes and tongues-of-newt, or whatever pharmacists do, when a surly dude with a large gun loudly demanded free narcotics.