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

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

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

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

make eyes at someone

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

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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For more call 09050 700 446 Pisces Feb 20 - Mar 20 WHEN you're making eyes at someone who you think is special, make sure your line of sight is good.
Yes, why not both go to some restaurant that's packed to the rafters with couples all trying to convince themselves their relationship hasn't been on a terminal downslide for years - all the while fighting off the paranoid suspicion their other half is making eyes at someone else across the room and wondering how their life might have turned out had they been with them instead.
WHILST you're busy making eyes at someone, they seem to be busy ignoring your efforts.