feast one's eyes on

feast (one's) eyes on (someone or something)

To gaze upon something with joy or pleasure. Feast your eyes on this spread! Let's dig in! I got my report card today—feast your eyes on all those A's!
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feast (one's) eyes on (something)

To gaze upon something with joy, pleasure, or admiration. Often used as an imperative. Ladies and gentlemen, feast your eyes on these exquisite works of art. I got my report card today—feast your eyes on all those A's! You were too busy feasting your eyes on the neighbor's car to realize you were watering the driveway.
See also: eye, feast, on

feast one's eyes on

Be delighted or gratified by the sight of, as in I'm feasting my eyes on this new sculpture-it's wonderful. This metaphoric expression may have been originated by Shakespeare, who used it in Sonnet 47: "With my love's picture then my eye doth feast."
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feast one's eyes on, to

To enjoy the sight of something or someone. Shakespeare’s Sonnet 47, “With my love’s picture then my eye doth feast,” is one of the early sources of this metaphor. It may have been a cliché by the time George Meredith used it in The Adventures of Harry Richmond (1871): “The princess . . . let her eyes feast incessantly on a laughing sea.”
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