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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Paul Pogba needs to stay - that's obvious - but I'm not alone in being extremely worried about his dip in form at a time when Real Madrid are fluttering their eyelashes.
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And, after endless episodes fluttering their eyelashes at each other, Matthew and Mary put everyone out of their misery.
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Cecil, Cyril and Algernon are now taking to the stage and fluttering their eyelashes at the audiences of Year 3 and 4's version of Sheik, Rattle or Roll - the nativity story told from the wise men's perspective.
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Wearing long cloaks, they saunter about, fluttering their eyelashes above their veils.
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