come-hither look

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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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come-hither look

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.
See also: look

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.
See also: look

come-hither look

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.
See also: look
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Experts, including psychotherapist Philippa Perry and Belgian sexologist Goedele Liekens, explore where unusual sexual desires come from, and investigate why some people only need a come-hither look to get them going, while others require something a little more elaborate.
A look at the iconic posters of decades past reveals that boys generally went for a come-hither look and as few clothes as possible, while the girls were suckers for guys who dressed like Jack and Victor from Still Game, but who had a nice smile.
I confess I'm rather partial to the BBC's Justin Webb, but I don't suppose there's a huge market for posters of Justin stripped to the waist with a come-hither look - although a girl can dream.
The game is mustn't-lose for both, and a "no goal scorer" bet at 11.0 (10/1) has a come-hither look - 4/1 should be nearer the mark, making it a very pokeable long shot.