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
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flutter your eyelashes

open and close your eyes rapidly in a coyly flirtatiousmanner.
See also: eyelash, flutter
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"Even if I like someone and I'm fluttering my eyelashes, they still run a mile.
Then again, I could always try fluttering my eyelashes at the bank manager ...
HERE I am fluttering my eyelashes. They are lusciously long and gorgeous and when I wake up on a morning my eyes look wide-open and bright.
I could giggle and get away with murder by fluttering my eyelashes or chattering away in baby talk; people even accepted the horrific music in my CD collection and put it down to youth.