have stars in (one's) eyes
1. To have an overly idealistic or optimistic outlook, usually regarding one's hopes for success. I doubt she'll actually become a famous actress—she just has stars in her eyes.
2. To have an interest in film or theater and all things related to it. Ever since Tim saw that Broadway play, he's had stars in his eyes.
have stars in your eyes be idealistically hopeful or enthusiastic, especially about a possible future in entertainment or sport.
have ˈstars in your eyes if you have stars in your eyes, you are happy and excited about the future, because you believe that you will be successful and famous: Hundreds of young actors, all with stars in their eyes, are here for the auditions. ▶ ˌstarry-ˈeyed adj.: I was just a starry-eyed teenager, dreaming of singing on Broadway.