catch someone's eye

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catch (one's) eye

1. To attract one's attention, often by making eye contact. The server still hasn't taken our order—we just can't catch her eye.
2. To attract one's interest, especially due to being visually appealing or attractive. That dress in the window caught my eye immediately—can I try it on? Your store needs a bold sign that will catch the eye of anyone walking down the street. I see that the new girl in school has caught your eye.
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catch someone's eye

Attract someone's attention, as in That window display really catches my eye. [Early 1800s]
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catch someone's eye

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catch the eye of someone

COMMON If something or someone catches your eye, you notice them because they are very unusual, interesting or beautiful in appearance. A flower arrangement caught my eye as I walked into the shop. He turned the page. The picture caught his eye instantly. She caught the eye of 49-year-old Frank Sinatra on the set one day and promptly flew on his jet to Palm Springs for the weekend. Note: You can also say that something is eye-catching when it is very unusual and interesting in appearance. She was wearing a very eye-catching designer hat. There's an eye-catching headline on the front page of the Sunday Times.
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catch someone's eye

1 be noticed by someone. 2 attract someone's attention by making eye contact with them.
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Kinyanjui hopes that someday, he will catch the eye of someone who will appreciate his talent, as he believes he can do more, let alone paint on board, but can also do interior designing with painting on wall.
I often feel so elsewhere in those rings, but it's easier to stay when I catch the eye of someone studious.
The Tynecastle star said: "You've always got to look at it that you're trying to catch the eye of someone.
Silver surfers, those who spend more time with their grandchildren or trying to catch the eye of someone younger, tend to feel more alive.
By being so resilient you catch the eye of someone who matters and you get more work.
People hear of her visit and it helps to catch the eye of someone who may never have heard of 2-Tone.
And your personality can also catch the eye of someone in a position of authority.
But if you look like you aspire to something more, you might just catch the eye of someone looking for an ambitious go-getter and start moving up the company ladder a bit faster than those who dress for comfort, or appear to prefer fashion sense to business sense.
I know this is massive and even if it's not going to be Celtic it's a good chance to catch the eye of someone else.
My big hope is I catch the eye of someone when I am on telly in the worlds and get a sponsor.
When trying to catch the eye of someone in your social circle, it's better to participate in conversations rather than to sit in silence.
I might have to move on, so maybe if I play well between now and the season's end I'll catch the eye of someone else.
and then you wait for a bit, trying to catch the eye of someone who knows what to do, not able to scan anything else and it kind of defeats the point of this fantastic scheme that lets you do all the work yourself.