please the eye

please the eye

To be particularly nice, attractive, or impressive to look at. The movie's special effects certainly please the eye, but it's woeful lack of a story or compelling characters makes it an absolute bore to endure. We want our school to please the eye, so that students feel excited and happy every time they see it.
See also: eye, please

ˌplease the ˈeye

be very attractive to look at: We are proud to present our new lunchtime buffet, where we’re sure you will find dishes to please the eye as well as the palate (= they look and taste good).
See also: eye, please
References in classic literature ?
For every statue, cut gem, shrine, carven screen, or what else might please the eye of a learned clerk, there are a good hundred to our one.
The General Havelock is a boozer that reminded me not to judge too much on appearances; the place might not please the eye, but its Sunday dinners certainly please the stomach.
There is natural beauty in the gardens of Stowe, but they serve a larger purpose than to please the eye.
Mourinho's style doesn't please the eye but gets the job done and he rarely loses finals.
Few sights please the eye more than the naked majesty of old trees standing over frost-stiffened grass that crunches to your tread.
We could be set for a few performances designed to grind out results rather than please the eye.
To please the eye, there are bright and colourful Victorian clapboard houses in the capital St John's that would not look out of place in San Francisco.
To please the eye, there are bright and colourful Victor V ian clapboard houses in the capital St John's which would not look out of place in San Francisco.
Whales icy To please the eye, there are bright and colourful Victorian clapboard houses in the capital St John's which would not lookout of place in San Francisco.
Whales |icy To please the eye, there are bright and colourful Victorian clapboard houses in the capital St John's which would not lookout of place in San Francisco.
Imus' maps show details that inform as well as please the eye.
New head coach Steve McClaren will have identified failings - defensively they were once again suspect in patches - but there was also plenty to please the eye, not least Wijnaldum's super debut.
With 15 rooms and two signature suites, the hotel is decorated in "bold colours with intricate latticework that capture the imagination and please the eye.
Gilbert Weynans' aesthetic is simple: he likes objects that please the eye.
Every moment in the region was a culinary delight, with plenty of scenery to please the eye, too.