meet the eye

meet the eye

To be visible or noticeable. Perhaps most commonly used in the saying "more than meets the eye." A: "Did I put up too many decorations?" B: "Well, they were the first thing to meet the eye!"
See also: eye, meet

meet the/your ˈeye(s)

be seen: A strange sight met our eyes.
See also: eye, meet
References in classic literature ?
Very often when lost in admiration at its beauty, I have experienced a pang of regret that a scene so enchanting should be hidden from the world in these remote seas, and seldom meet the eyes of devoted lovers of nature.
It's also in their interests to have proper authorisation so that they can meet the eye of their donors with a clear conscience.
A recent report suggests there are more benefits to keeping streamside vegetation intact than meet the eye.
get the job - is to play the role of a meek, mild simpering person who can't meet the eye of the (male) interviewer and who says (while fluttering her eyelashes and pushing her chest out no doubt) stuff like, "I know a man could do this job better, but I'd be soooooo grateful if you'd let me lil' ol' me try".
The artist's intoxicating use of gaming and, in turn, the druglike warmth with which these corrosive images meet the eye is deft but not totally new.
Many studies have indicated that the brain dedicates separate regions, or modules, to the identification of different objects that meet the eye.
While Sealy has performed well over the past few years, holding a strong position in the premium mattress business, there's more to this new issue than might meet the eye.
Both modules will meet the eye safety requirements for FDA Class 1 (in the US) and IEC Class 3a (internationally).