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catch the eye

To attract attention. To be noticed. I can't believe I caught the eye of a real agent! This is finally my big break! I know that Tom is trying to catch the eye of some scouts tonight, but he could pass the ball once in a while!
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He made no reply; his complexion changed and all his embarrassment returned; but as if, on catching the eye of the young lady with whom he had been previously talking, he felt the necessity of instant exertion, he recovered himself again, and after saying, "Yes, I had the pleasure of receiving the information of your arrival in town, which you were so good as to send me," turned hastily away with a slight bow and joined his friend.
Every year, more gardens and balconies are catching the eye and the competition is getting stronger .
DEAN Whitehead and Kyle Dempsey are already catching the eye in Huddersfield Town colours and will be keen to underline that form against Rochdale.
moydrum The combination of a high cruising speed and Mick Kinane could add up to a huge 'YES!' It looks as though the Irish horses have a 'YES' too, though, with the likes of Rip Van Winkle and Gan Amhras also catching the eye.
"We haven't got to the stage where we will look at his contract yet but we will see what happens, but he is catching the eye.
Another former academy player catching the eye is Sophie Ingle after her selection for the Welsh women's under-17 side.
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.
Sam Bryan, 15, at Caldy School has been catching the eye with some impressive performances.
We are catching the eye of some incredible restaurateurs looking to capitalize on the Hotel's revitalization and the lure of 57th Street," said Mogull.
From the sizzling streets of East County San Diego, James "Not Eric" Brockman has been getting burly on the bars, catching the eye of the Zero boys, among others.
He's another catching the eye on the gallops, just off the A38.
HOT TIN ROOF won three listed prizes for Tim Easterby last year and has been catching the eye in her homework this spring.
The two-year-old Thermal Spring is catching the eye and she looked the part alongside Rowa.
This colt by Polish Precedent did not run last year, but he has been catching the eye in his work at home and it is significant that the Warren Place trainer has been using his senior riders on the three-year-old.
South Africa defender Mark Fish is again catching the eye of Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson.
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