set eyes on
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set eyes on (someone or something)
To look at or see someone or something. Honestly, I loved my wife the minute I set eyes on her. I haven't set eyes on that book in weeks, so good luck finding it in my office!
set eyes on someone or somethingand lay eyes on someone or something
Fig. to see someone or something for the first time. I knew when I set eyes on that car that it was the car for me. Have you ever laid eyes on such a beautiful flower?