come-hither look(redirected from a come-hither look)
A sultry, suggestive gaze or facial expression. You know I can't resist when you give me that come-hither look!
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an alluring or seductive look or glance, usually done by a woman. She blinked her bedroom eyes and gave him a come-hither look. She had mastered the come-hither look, but was not ready for the next part.
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come-hither look(kəmˈhɪðɚ lʊk)
n. an alluring or seductive look or glance, usually done by a woman. She blinked her bedroom eyes and gave him a come-hither look.
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A seductive or flirtatious glance, a come-on. This cliché represents one of the few surviving uses of the adverb hither, for “to this place” or “here,” which was commonplace in Shakespeare’s day (“Come hither, come hither, come hither” is in the song “Under the Greenwood Tree,” As You Like It, 2.5). The cliché dates from the first half of the 1900s and was frequently applied to film stars in romantic movies, in an era when a blunter sexual approach was frowned on.
The Dictionary of Clichés by Christine Ammer Copyright © 2013 by Christine Ammer