bat (one's) eyelashes

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bat (one's) eyelashes

To flirt with or feign romantic interest in someone, either by literally fluttering one's eyelashes or merely in general. Usually, but not exclusively, refers to women. She kept batting her eyelashes at me each time I talked to her, so I'm thinking of asking her out on a date. I like to bat my eyelashes at bartenders to see if I can get a drink or two for free.
See also: bat, eyelash

ˌbat your ˈeyelashes/ˈeyes

open and close your eyes quickly, in a way that is supposed to be attractive: There’s no use batting your eyelashes at me, young lady!
See also: bat, eye, eyelash
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And I didn't have to bat my eyelashes at some rich fella to do it.
Before I could even bat my eyelashes, she had me sized up.
Before I can bat my eyelashes, before I can even try to act indifferent, they are dancing.