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.
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.