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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 wide range of pleasingly different VSAT solutions are supported by excellent after sales and technical support as well as a dedicated account manager, he added.-TradeArabia News Service
The more I thought about the term "pleasingly plump," the angrier I became.
Full details of every pleasingly different aspect of being a Nawras customer can be seen by visiting the company's website at www.
The group described Christmas trading as "pleasingly positive" after its sports-focused stores achieved sales growth of 8.8 per cent and its fashion-based outlets grew by 16.6 per cent on a like-for-like basis.
For the first time, MacIsaac puts down the fiddle in order to spotlight his pleasingly ragged vocals and songwriting.
Finally, because this review is to appear in a Canadian journal, it is appropriate to comment upon the pleasingly high level of Canadian expertise reflected in this book.
It read: "As he stared at her ample bosom, he daydreamed of the dual Stromberg carburettors in his vintage Triumph Spitfire, highly functional yet pleasingly formed, perched prominently on top of the intake manifold, aching for experienced hands, the small knurled caps of the oil dampeners begging to be inspected and adjusted as described in chapter seven of the shop manual."
On the one hand, the festival has tried to present exciting feature films that have gained buzz after the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF)--this year, it included Todd Solondz's pleasingly strange Palindromes, Niels Mueller's The Assassination of Richard Nixon, Jonathan Caouette's Tarnation, Catherine Breillat's Anatomy of Hell, Mike Leigh's Vera Drake, Olivier Assayas's Clean and Almodovar's Bad Education among others--and at the same time, the festival has had to work hard to avoid the impression that it's merely TIFF redux.
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." The restaurant and downstairs lounge/banquet area can seat approximately 230 patrons.
But Visteon is hoping that OEMs will be willing to pay a little more to add pleasingly soft cockpits to future models.
PREDICTABLY, PLEASINGLY UNPREDICTABLE YOSHIKO CHUMA WITH DAGHDHA DANCE COMPANY THE 92ND STREET Y DANCE PROJECT THE DUKE ON 42ND STREET NEW YORK, NEW YORK MARCH 21, 22, 24, 25, 2001
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.