turn heads

turn heads

To capture people's attention due to being exceptionally interesting, beautiful, unusual, or novel. The image of people literally turning to stare at something as it passes by. Primarily heard in UK. The deliveryman always turned heads as he walked by the cubicles. The new concept car is really turning heads the auto show and attracting a lot of press.
See also: head, turn

turn heads

COMMON If someone or something turns heads, they are so beautiful, unusual, or impressive that people notice them and admire them. At the age of 20, the dark-haired actress was already turning heads in the right places. It's a handsome car that turns heads wherever it goes. Note: Journalists sometimes describe someone or something as head-turning, or refer to them as a head-turner. Gardams' designers have created a range of head-turning evening wear in their latest collection. The car is solid, fun to drive, quick off the blocks and a real head-turner.
See also: head, turn
References in classic literature ?
followed by a crow, as from some infernally-hatched Chanticleer, apprising him under whose victorious fire he stands, he turns the corner into safety, and takes Durdles home: Durdles stumbling among the litter of his stony yard as if he were going to turn head foremost into one of the unfinished tombs.
The quality of these games is going to really turn heads with regard to what is possible on a wireless phone.
Doncaster's black leather trench, brown shearling coat and "cheetah" skin jacket are sure to turn heads.
And with this year's new sayings, you can turn heads with a fashionable gift of Sweethearts.
When I filled out the entry form, I thought it would be so exciting to win something that he actually owned - and who wouldn't want to turn heads driving a beautiful new Corvette?
Today, these timeless beauties still turn heads and make your heart race as they speed by.
In this, their 30th year, the company's newest offerings continue to turn heads, and grab headlines.
Each model is sure to turn heads, and is tailored to fit the needs and preferences of the owner.
IF THERE is one thing Heidi Klum knows how to do, it is turn heads.
The French brand says the new arrival will reflect the renewal of its C-line of vehicles and turn heads courtesy of its dynamic lines and a cheerful front end.
The new Citroen C1 is expected to turn heads at the Geneva show
Warm weather means young women can turn heads and keep cool with great warm weather styles.
Alison Jones picks out some bridal dresses sure to turn heads IT is rumoured that the princess (to be) bride is designing her own wedding dress with the support and the seamstressing skills of a professional to create her dream.
Last year, I tried to go out and turn heads and show everyone what I could do," said Broxton, who didn't make the club out of spring training but was promoted to the majors for good May 1.