bat (one's) eyes

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bat (one's) eyes

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 eyes at me each time I talked to her, so I'm thinking of asking her out on a date. I like to bat my eyes at bartenders to see if I can get a drink or two for free.
See also: bat, eye

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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She explained: "There are some guys, talking about actors who have been in the business for a while, who are very egocentric and have been able to sleep with a lot of girls for whatever reason, and because they don't know me they think I'm going to be this little cupcake, this Marilyn Monroe type who's going to bat my eyes and be like a receptacle for them.