make eyes at (one)

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make eyes at (one)

To flirt with one by making suggestive eye contact. Is that girl making eyes at me, or am I just imagining it? You can't just make eyes at a person and expect them to come running—you have to talk to them and get to know them!
See also: eye, make
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

make eyes at someone

Fig. to flirt with someone. Mother, he's making eyes at me! Jed tried to make eyes at all the young women.
See also: eye, make
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

make eyes at

Ogle, flirt with, as in To her sister's disgust, she was always making eyes at the boys. Although slightly different versions, such as throw the eye at, are much older, this precise locution was first recorded in William Makepeace Thackeray's Henry Esmond (1852): "She used to make eyes at the Duke of Marlborough." See also give someone the once-over.
See also: eye, make
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

make eyes at someone

OLD-FASHIONED
If someone makes eyes at you, they try to get you to notice them because they are sexually attracted to you. He was making eyes at one of the nurses.
See also: eye, make, someone
Collins COBUILD Idioms Dictionary, 3rd ed. © HarperCollins Publishers 2012

make eyes at someone

look at someone in a way that makes it clear you find them sexually attractive.
See also: eye, make, someone
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make ˈeyes at somebody

(informal) look at somebody in a way that tries to attract them sexually: He did nothing all evening but make eyes at the girls!
See also: eye, make, somebody
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