give the eye

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give (one) the eye

To look at one in a way that conveys sexual interest. Primarily heard in UK, Australia. That cute guy is definitely giving you the eye—you should go talk to him!
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give the eye

To look at someone in a way that conveys one's sexual interest. That cute guy is definitely giving you the eye—you should go talk to him! You can't give the eye to every girl in the bar, dude.
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give someone the eye

Fig. to look at someone in a way that communicates romantic interest. Ann gave John the eye. It really surprised him. Tom kept giving Sally the eye. She finally got disgusted and left.
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give the eye

Also, give the once-over. See give someone the once-over.
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give someone the eye

INFORMAL
If you give someone the eye, you look at them in a way that shows that you find them attractive. They've been giving each other the eye all the time they've been in the queue.
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give someone the (glad) eye

look at someone in a way that clearly indicates your sexual interest in them. informal
1992 James Meek Last Orders If it was an attractive woman, men would give her the eye.
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give (someone) the eye

1. To look at admiringly or invitingly.
2. To look at with an expression of disapproval.
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He turns his attentions elsewhere and as he sits drinking an attractive stranger walks by and gives him the eye.
But Des has worries of his own when the client's girlfriend gives him the eye and seeks a terrible revenge when he declines.