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please the eye

To be particularly attractive to look at; to be aesthetically pleasing. The movie's special effects certainly please the eye, but its woeful lack of a story makes it an absolute bore to endure. We want our school to please the eye so that students feel excited every time they walk through the doors.
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pleasing to the eye

Particularly attractive to look at; aesthetically pleasing. The movie's special effects are certainly pleasing to the eye, but its woeful lack of a story makes it an absolute bore to endure. We want our school to be pleasing to the eye so that students feel excited every time they walk through the doors.
See also: eye, pleasing

please (oneself)

To do that which fulfills one's own desires, expectations, or ambitions, especially when failing to consider those of anyone else. It really doesn't matter to me how you arrange the furniture in here, so just please yourself! Look, Tom and his wife are always going to please themselves, so don't tie up everything you want to do on this trip with them.
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ˌplease the ˈeye

be very attractive to look at: We are proud to present our new lunchtime buffet, where we’re sure you will find dishes to please the eye as well as the palate (= they look and taste good).
See also: eye, please
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The conclusion is that persons who are overweight (not too heavy, but pleasingly plump) tended to live longer than the slim people .
Other connections are pleasingly occult--as in the unofficial game of iconography pinball playing out at the Institute of Contemporary Art in Villeurbanne among Kusama's sculpture Souls Burst in the Air (A, B, C), 2002, a snaking chain of silver globes strung on a white shaft that loops like spaghetti; Albert Oehlen's computer-generated painting Krisiun, 2002 with its fuzzy circles and jagged, moose-drawn lines; and Geodesic Kaleidoscope, 2003, essentially an animated homage to Kusama's own dotty kaleidoscopic installations, by ex-Forcefield members Jim Drain and Ara Peterson in collaboration with Eamon Brown.
The resulting combination is a pleasingly deep voice that provides a fascinating intellectual experience by offering insights into the human psyche, and skillfully planting the seeds of introspection.
With its Art Deco steel streetcar motif, the Oasis pleasingly reflects the image of the "good ol' days.
But Visteon is hoping that OEMs will be willing to pay a little more to add pleasingly soft cockpits to future models.
This pioneer of direct mail invented what became known as the Johnson Box, an enticing paragraph just before a letter's salutation that efficiently and pleasingly synthesized the sales pitch to follow.
Still, even if Chopra is pleasingly articulate, with his discourse carried along by a boyish sincerity, his native Asian reserve guarantees that he will not appear charismatic in any recognizable sense.
The gospel reading of the prodigal son would seem to be pleasingly straightforward for homilists, but its subtle layers can be tricky.
Using hypertext programs such as HyperCard, information can be pleasingly displayed on the screen while allowing a user to jump easily from subject to subject, or go deeper and deeper for more details.
And pleasingly enough, the North East got a decent show.
Refreshingly and unabashedly sincere in its embrace of Western conventions and archetypes, this pleasingly retrograde sagebrush saga should play exceptionally well with currently under-served genre fans--except, perhaps, for those with a low tolerance for salty language--and likely will enjoy a long shelf life as home-screen product after potentially profitable exposure in theatrical corrals.
And while there may have been too many chases - Stewart was continually pursued through the streets of the handsome harbour town by Callum's witless brothers - everything came together pleasingly enough in the end.
I suspect that there were quite a number of pleasingly plump singers among the 350 hopefuls from 55 countries who entered the competition at its early stages.