make puppy dog eyes

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make puppy dog eyes

To look at someone with a pleading facial expression featuring wide, sad eyes and raised eyebrows. Typically used as a means of persuasion. So-called because of dogs' propensity for giving such looks. A: "Please can I get a doll today, Grandma?" B: "No, and stop making puppy dog eyes. They won't work on me!" Sam makes those puppy dog eyes at girls, and they just instantly fall in love with him!
See also: dog, eye, make, puppy
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