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feast (one's) eyes on (someone or something)
To gaze upon someone or something with joy, pleasure, or admiration. Often used as an imperative. Feast your eyes on this spread! Let's dig in! I got my report card today—feast your eyes on all those A's! You were too busy feasting your eyes on your buxom neighbor to realize you were watering the driveway.
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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 your eyes on something/someone
If you feast your eyes on something or someone, you look at them with a great deal of pleasure. While you enjoy the music, you can feast your eyes on the superb architecture and paintings in one of Rome's finest churches. Park for free, get your chairs and picnic out of the boot and feast your eyes on one of the best views in the South of England. Note: You can also say that something or someone is a feast for the eyes a feast for the eyes. In France almost every shop is a feast for the eyes and tastebuds. Note: The idea is of allowing your eyes to appreciate something visually in the same way that your mouth allows you to enjoy the quantity and quality of food at a feast or large meal.
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feast your eyes ongaze at with pleasure.
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feast (one's) eyes on
To be delighted or gratified by the sight of: We feasted our eyes on the paintings.
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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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