flutter (one's) eyelashes

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flutter (one's) eyelashes

To flirt with or feign romantic interest in someone. (Literally fluttering one's eyelashes is an exaggerated way of doing so.) Usually but not exclusively refers to women. She kept fluttering her eyelashes at me each time I talked to her, so I'm thinking of asking her out on a date. I like to flutter my eyelashes at bartenders to see if I can get a drink or two for free.
See also: eyelash, flutter

flutter your eyelashes

open and close your eyes rapidly in a coyly flirtatiousmanner.
See also: eyelash, flutter
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I think in businesses these days or certain companies men get more pay than women, so I think if women can flutter their eyelashes a little bit just to get equal pay then why not," she added.
It's just a shame the Knap Lido (known as the 'bars' because few people realised the term was 'baths') couldn't survive to serve more generations of adolescents whose formative years were spent hunting out weak points in the fencing to swim and flutter their eyelashes or show off and dive-bomb their mates for free (regardless of the weather).
Some people are born flirts who effortlessly catch their target's eye across a crowded room, flutter their eyelashes and seduce with some witty repartee.
THE TROUBLEMAKERS: Flutter their eyelashes, flirt with anyone handy and bounce helpless drunks off each other for fun.
They cry for attention, flutter their eyelashes and pop open their eyes if frightened or excited.