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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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No sooner had she caught the eye of the venerable Peer, than he exclaimed with every mark of Astonishment --"Another Grandaughter!
The talented winger is currently on loan at Rennes where his form of late has caught the eye of many potential suitors.
Even with the presence of many stars, it was Katrina's sister Isabelle who caught the eye of everyone and grabbed all the attention at the fashion show.
Summary: New Delhi [India], Jan 9 (ANI): Artist Uttam Kumar Bhardwaj has caught the eye of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) after he created paintings around the theme of government schemes like Ujjwala Yojana, Beti Padhao Beti Bachao Yojana and the likes, using just his feet.
And Jonny Howson also caught the eye with an energetic display in the engine room.
But the catering arrangements have nonetheless caught the eye of the Labour Party.
Aston Villa's 11-goal striker has caught the eye of a host of Premier League clubs including Liverpool, Spurs and Arsenal.
SoHo's last remaining comer availability caught the eye of two of New York Fashion Week's most powerful players.
But it was Dermot Weld's Rite Of Passage who caught the eye of the bookmakers most, with Paddy Power and Boylesports both cutting him to 3-1 (from 4) for a repeat success in the Ladies' Day highlight on June 16.
A gig on Cape Cod caught the eye of a representative for the producer Joe Simpson, the father of Jessica Simpson.
The 27-year-old caught the eye while on trial at the club over the Christmas period.
The South African retained his consistency with a round of 68 to remain well in the hunt for the title, but Jyoti Randhawa, Phillip Price and Peter Lawrie all caught the eye even more at this stage last year, firing rounds of 65 to make the cut and ensure their places for the last two days.
The Panthers' Harris Amir scored a screamer against Pumas, but it was Reece Julien who caught the eye with his magnificent work rate and Amy Thompson with her scoring rate (six).
A YOUNG Vale of Glamorgan footballer has caught the eye of Wales' Under-16s selectors.