meet someone's eye

meet (one's) eye(s)

To make eye contact with one, typically in a way that is confident or without shame. She couldn't meet my eye because she knew how angry I was with her. When shaking hands with someone, you should always meet their eyes.
See also: meet

meet someone's eye (or eyes or gaze)

look directly at someone.
See also: eye, meet
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What you want is to meet someone's eyes across the room the old fashioned way.