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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Paris was fluttering her eyelashes at him like crazy and Henry was loving the attention."
Serena in a pink silk gown, tiara and long white gloves, took the centre stage in a new video to promote 'Excellence in Sports Performance Yearly Awards', by fluttering her eyelashes and singing for comedian Seth Meyers.
It's the first time she's smiled since the operation, she was fluttering her eyelashes at them and everything." Dec, 35, said: "Going about your day-to-day business you don't realise there are people here waiting for transplants and donations.
"But it's not cool to admit you like a sitcom, it's not like saying 'I love Mad Men, don't you?'," she says, fluttering her eyelashes.
In short, you have a guy here at whom the high school cutie doesn't mind fluttering her eyelashes while he's teaching Wordsworth.
Natalie Portman plays a Bollywood princess in her boyfriend Devendra Banhart's new music video.The 'V for Vendetta' actress - who has been dating the Venezuelan folk singer since April - wears full Indian costume, complete with a bindi, and must be saved from peril by Devendra's "rebellious beard" in the promo for 'Carmensita'.Natalie is seen pouting, fluttering her eyelashes and giggling throughout the tongue-in-cheek video.Subtitles appear at the bottom of the screen, including: "The princess whose golden beauty sang through the soul of heaven waited three full eclipses for her love to return."By the end of the film, Natalie's character is reincarnated as an octopus.Since they began dating, the couple have holidayed in various locations.
Its one saving grace is the cast, with Clooney throwing megawatt grins and Zellwegger fluttering her eyelashes, while Jonathan Pryce turns up to lend an amusingly boo-hiss bad guy.
When asked to take a breath test, the pneumatic model tried to wriggle out of it by fluttering her eyelashes at the officer and cooing breathlessly: "You DO know that I'm Caprice?"
-LAPPED it up when Sukeena arrived to baby-sit wearing sexy clothes and fluttering her eyelashes at him.
You certainly could not suggest that all that Queen of Hearts business and fluttering her eyelashes at Martin Bashir marked her out as someone who was a bit barmy.
Thankfully, Bruce has proven this point for me and now my girlfriend has even worked work out her constant blinking in front of the camera is actually an attempt at fluttering her eyelashes.
Naomi Watts - looking nothing at all like the real thing - plays Diana, who's reeling from her divorce from Prince Charles and is now fluttering her eyelashes in the direction a new beau, heart surgeon Hasnat Khan.
Patting her chest and fluttering her eyelashes non-stop, she squealed: "Ahhhh!
Blinking is also nature's defence against dust and the like, so before you go in all guns blazing when you see a girl fluttering her eyelashes, be aware she might not have the hots for you ( she might just have an eye full of muck.
She is fluttering her eyelashes. She must be hungry.