catch the eye of (someone)

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catch the eye of (someone)

To attract the attention or interest of someone. We were waiting to be served for nearly 15 minutes before I was able to catch the eye of one of the waiters. We need a new advertising campaign that really catches the eye of younger demographics.
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She watched his progress towards the pavilion, saw him now responding condescendingly to an ingratiating bow, now exchanging friendly, nonchalant greetings with his equals, now assiduously trying to catch the eye of some great one of this world, and taking off his big round hat that squeezed the tips of his ears.
An almost irrational amount of hand-wringing goes into choosing cover images, with the goal being to catch the eye of the consumer perusing the newsstands and entice them into buying the magazine.
With Ryder Cup places still up for grabs, many of the field will be hoping to catch the eye of European Captain Nick Faldo.
Highly positioned products tend to be the best selling since they catch the eye of the user which can fool the buyer into thinking that they have a real bargain when that might not be the case.
Start at the street: You've got to catch the eye of drive-by buyers, so make sure the house is visible from the street.
How do you catch the eye of potential students, parents, and audiences?
Keeping one eye on the entrepreneurial front, SMU has also created a smart publishing company for student games, designed to help them learn the business and legal aspects of the field and catch the eye of the big guys.
Contemporary elements such as a Neoprene bootie or lace to toe styling will catch the eye of younger consumers; while functional features like Wolverine Compressor(TM) with DuraShocks(R) comfort technology and Wolverine(R) Performance Leather will appeal to the core Wolverine consumer.
SANTA CLARITA -- The city is hoping its new old-fashioned trolley will catch the eye of weary commuters and woo them into leaving the car at home and using mass transit instead.
What will likely catch the eye of potential subscribers is the extraordinary ease-of-use and low price point that CNM Xpress Conferencer delivers directly to the end user's desktop and PDA," says David Alexander, Frost & Sullivan Conferencing Industry Analyst.
The guy doing things you'd see on an ESPN highlight isn't always going to catch the eye of a recruiter.
Many of our demonstrating companies do not exhibit at Internet World, so Preview provides the opportunity to get some great attention from key reporters or catch the eye of potential new investors.
Demps waits: Will Demps has done everything he can to catch the eye of NFL scouts.
These numbers continue to catch the eye of investors who see the software industry as a promising buy.
City officials believe the east side's growth will begin to catch the eye of the developers.