clap eyes on (someone or something)(redirected from clapped eyes on them)
clap eyes on (someone or something)
To look at or see someone or something. Honestly, I loved my wife the minute I clapped eyes on her. I haven't clapped eyes on that book in weeks, so good luck finding it in my office!
clap eyes on someone or something
to see someone or something, perhaps for the first time; to set eyes on someone or something. I wish she had never clapped eyes on her fiancé. I haven't clapped eyes on a red squirrel for years.
clap eyes on
see under lay eyes on.
clap (or lay or set) eyes onsee. informal
1992 Barry Unsworth Sacred Hunger If we go by the indications of the play, these two charmers have never clapped eyes on a man before, never flirted, never known the sweets of love.