eye-popper


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eye-popper

1. Something that is very surprising. The phrase refers to how the eyes tend to widen when one is surprised. A: "Wow, these results are really an eye-popper." B: "I know, I didn't expect the experiment to turn out like this."
2. A very attractive woman. You said my date would be pretty, but dang—she's an eye-popper!

eye-popper

1. n. something astonishing. (Alludes to the comical view of eyes bulging outward in surprise or amazement.) What an eye-popper of a story!
2. n. a very good-looking woman or girl. Isn’t that foxy lady an eye-popper?
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1 Eye-poppers When you see the spooky white berries with a single black spot emerging from red stems, you can understand why this sinister-looking plant is nicknamed the Doll's Eye (Actaea pachypoda).
There were a few blinding eye-poppers: Gokson's multistone neckpiece, Alice Eduardo's diamond necklace, Small Laude's gold necklace that ran down to her waist, and Babette Aquino Benoit's huge diamond studs were those we remember.
Soon a plate full of fish, chips and salad arrives at our table, followed by bowls of unusual local ice cream for dessert - the bubblegum and candyfloss flavours are real eye-poppers. By the time we leave, my stomach is far fuller than my catch bucket was.
Eye-poppers all but, even though the Magpies beat one of only four clubs to finish above them last season, this was not in the same category.
Barner and Jackson had the eye-poppers. But there were many others.
While there are some eye-poppers out there - such as The Police getting $225 per ticket at the box office and ducats in the "secondary market" marked up to thousands of dollars for field seats - there are also many shows offering bargain prices.
In the southeast, Units 36 and 37 kick out a number of eye-poppers, but public access in 37 is very limited.
Among our "beautiful" selections this season are Angel Mist Lavender Stripe Angelonia (with consistently large, orchidlike blooms on each spire); Wild Dancer Eragrotis (this grass grows up to four feet high with narrow, bluish green foliage); Fusion Glow Exotic Impatiens (these eye-poppers grow up to 12" tall and spread up to 15"); and Kong Rose Coleus (huge, colorful leaves up to 8" across with vibrant rose-hued centers that are surrounded by bright-green edges).
PLANETARY EYE-POPPERS With the release of two new series of oculars intended for planetary observers, University Optics continues its long tradition of providing value-priced, high-quality eyepieces.
His grips start at $36 and go up to $86 for checkered double-diamond "Connoisseur Grade" eye-poppers. Yes it's true: for less than two 20s, you can sport the firearms equivalent of an Armani suit.
Hood just east of Portland--are decked out in raucous yellows and brazen reds as cottonwoods, maples, and other eye-poppers stage their own 30-day autumn extravaganza.
Joy Roa, the events director, said that there will be 32 hot air balloons from all over the world - including eye-poppers like Old MacDonald's Farm, Maximus the Beagle Dog, Burnie the Little Devil, Upside Down Balloon, Miss Daisy, Old Lady & the Shoe, Little Girl and Little Boy, Pink Elephant, Octopus, Vincent Van Gogh, and other fantasies.