roving eye

roving eye

A propensity to be unfaithful to a romantic partner. Mary dumped Luke after discovering that he had a roving eye.
See also: eye, roving

a roving eye

a tendency to flirt or be constantly looking to start a new sexual relationship. informal
See also: eye, roving
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His roving eye caught the position of my arm and he smiled askew.
At length they reached a point in the river where the roving eye of Heyward became riveted on a cluster of black objects, collected at a spot where the high bank threw a deeper shadow than usual on the dark waters.
Short was plying the quarter-staves vigorously and knocking the characters in the fury of the combat against the sides of the show, the people were looking on with laughing faces, and Mr Codlin had relaxed into a grim smile as his roving eye detected hands going into waistcoat pockets and groping secretly for sixpences.
The rest of the herd was up and away in an instant, only the wounded bull remaining, with lowered head and roving eyes searching for the foe.
"You, my boy," he said to himself, keeping his round and habitually roving eyes fastened upon the Assistant Commissioner's face - "you, my boy, you don't know your place, and your place won't know you very long either, I bet."
The wtiter and broadcaster also revealed his "roving eye" wrecked his marriage and he was thrown out of the family home four years ago.
Among the trusting husbands was Senator Delacqua, well sung and acted by baritone Geoffrey Schellenberg, who could not wait to remove his wife to Murano to protect her from the roving eye of Scott Rumble's clear tenored Duke of Urbino.
Of course the lives of Annika and her two young children are devastated (though their marriage has not always been smooth, due to his roving eye).
"A Roving Eye: Head to Toe in Egyptian Arabic Expressions" explores some of these phrases and sayings from one of the world's most expressive tongues, Egyptian Arabic, the most widely spoken form of Arabic.
The Do Ya Think I'm Sexy singer admits he had a roving eye - and he was famously branded a "selfish lover".
He spoke with a contented air and had a roving eye.
A generation raised on multiple browser tabs and mile-long Tumblr feeds is bound to have a roving eye. Etudes, though, a clothing company, book publisher and creative agency run by Brooklyn-based Aurelien Arbet and Paris-based Jeremie Egrys, has turned its restless attention span into its entire raison d'etre, with a slew of cross-disciplinary projects each as full and fabulous as the next.
He also showed no response to bright light and had roving eye movement.
Waltz hates Cipriani and has blasted the 34-year-old model, who is now rumoured to be seeing model Harvey Newton Haydon, for sticking by him saying that she feels sorry for Brook, as he has a roving eye like "a horny teenage boy." ( ANI )
Following the press frenzy with Melissa's dress buttons slipping off the other day, causing quite a dress-less upset in her concert in Dubai , another missing button has come to light and caught the media's roving eye.