make eyes at


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Related to make eyes at: see eye to eye, keep an eye out, clap eyes on, up to my eyeballs

make eyes at someone

Fig. to flirt with someone. Mother, he's making eyes at me! Jed tried to make eyes at all the young women.
See also: eye, make

make eyes at somebody

to look at someone in a way that shows them that you think they are sexually attractive (usually in continuous tenses) Sally spent the whole evening making eyes at Stephen.
See also: eye, make

make eyes at

Ogle, flirt with, as in To her sister's disgust, she was always making eyes at the boys. Although slightly different versions, such as throw the eye at, are much older, this precise locution was first recorded in William Makepeace Thackeray's Henry Esmond (1852): "She used to make eyes at the Duke of Marlborough." See also give someone the once-over.
See also: eye, make