meet someone's eyes

meet (one's) eye(s)

To make eye contact with one, typically in a way that is confident or without shame. She couldn't meet my eye because she knew how angry I was with her. When shaking hands with someone, you should always meet their eyes.
See also: meet
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meet someone's eyes


meet someone's eye

COMMON If you meet someone's eyes or meet their eye, you look directly at them as they look at you. Steve looked down and then finally up at me, meeting my eyes with an intense glare. I felt too shy to meet her eye. Note: You can also say that two people's eyes meet. She helped him out of his limousine, their eyes met and he asked her to marry him.
See also: eye, meet
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