get an eyeful

get an eyeful

To see a surprising or unexpected sight. I sure got an eyeful when I walked in on Al while he was trying on his artichoke costume.
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have/get an ˈeyeful (of something)

(British English, spoken) look carefully at something that is interesting or unusual: Quick! Come and get an eyeful of this!
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ROOM WITH A VIEW Passengers get an eyeful For one unfortunate train passenger, rail delays, disrupted journeys and overcrowding were the least of his problems when he chose to travel by track.
But they'll cascade years worth of dirt and stour, so you swirl some Windolene on the double-glazing and make sure the neighbours don't get an eyeful.
I'd imagine that many a red-blooded farmer would trade in their best tractor to get an eyeful of RiRi.
STEAMY sex scenes aren't usually part of the Dail diary - but 14 TDs will get an eyeful this week when they visit the set of The Tudors.
For up to four hours, get an eyeful of the great landmarks, historical sites, fashionable residences and shopping areas of this fascinating and eclectic city.
It may not be art, but visitors to this new museum will certainly get an eyeful. Covering topics as diverse as Stonewall and lesbian football teams, NYC Sex spans the 19th and 20th centuries and spends generous amounts of time describing how the gay and lesbian community helped fashion sex as we know it and think about it today.
The worker added: "It might seem quite funny but the last thing we want is a load of kids to get an eyeful of something like that.
Angry neighbours get an eyeful as players strip to play on the floodlit pitches in Rutherglen, Glasgow.
So we get an eyeful of scantily clad women courting abuse from the men who desire their services.
GOING SWIMMINGLY: Couple do a few lengths together; MAKING A SPLASH: Colin Farrell and new girlfriend Muireann McDonnell play around in hotel pool Picture: WESTLEY HARGRAVE; LOOKING GOOD: Couple are in great shape; WHAT A CARRY ON: Muireann gets piggy back; GET AN EYEFUL: With all that splashing around poor Col gets water in his eyes; CONTENTED: Couple look totally at ease
GET an eyeful of Suranne Jones in her latest role as sex therapist Linda Nelson.
TENNIS fans get an eyeful as a streaker whips off the covers at Wimbledon.
But while getting ready to film a sex scene with actor James Remar at a rooftop pool in New York, she pulled out of the outdoor nookie shot when she realised residents from nearby apartment buildings were going to get an eyeful.