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.
ASTON Villa boss Dean Smith has told defender Tyrone Mings to carry on doing what he is doing if he wants to catch the eye of England boss Gareth Southgate.
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.
If you can catch our eye, you'll surely catch the eye of your fellow bowhunters.
How do you catch the eye of an errant monkey and make that 'I'd like the bill sign'?
With Ryder Cup places still up for grabs, many of the field will be hoping to catch the eye of European Captain Nick Faldo.
Each debate will have to include at least five minutes of catching the eye', a practice which consists of the president catch the eye of MEPs present in the chamber to give them the opportunity to speak even if they are not on the list of speakers.
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?
After self-publishing four books and setting up a Web site to promote them, the Boston-based couple saw their mix of traditional romance and gay elements catch the eye of major imprints.
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.
Here, forgetting her finishing school training on entry and exit from gilded coaches, she tries to catch the eye of passing photographers by doing the limbo with model mate Jemma Kidd.
If Khazri were to impress with Tunisia at the World Cup then there's every chance he could catch the eye of even more suitors and boost his value again still.
The event, at Bonhams auction house, in Station Road, at 11am, is expected to catch the eye of collectors across Europe.