give someone the eye

give (one) the eye

To look at one in a way that conveys sexual interest. Primarily heard in UK, Australia. That cute guy is definitely giving you the eye—you should go talk to him!
See also: eye, give

give the eye

To look at someone in a way that conveys one's sexual interest. That cute guy is definitely giving you the eye—you should go talk to him! You can't give the eye to every girl in the bar, dude.
See also: eye, give

give someone the eye

INFORMAL
If you give someone the eye, you look at them in a way that shows that you find them attractive. They've been giving each other the eye all the time they've been in the queue.
See also: eye, give, someone

give someone the (glad) eye

look at someone in a way that clearly indicates your sexual interest in them. informal
1992 James Meek Last Orders If it was an attractive woman, men would give her the eye.
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I thought he was trying to be a bit clever and may have tried to give someone the eye.
I have no sympathy at all, he's tried to be clever and give someone the eye rather than put it in.
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