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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.
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.
Brian made more than 40 pictures for Paramount Studios after catching the eye of a talent scout during a beauty contest.
HOT TIN ROOF won three listed prizes for Tim Easterby last year and has been catching the eye in her homework this spring.