make eyes at (one)(redirected from make eyes at them)
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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!
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.
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.
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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.