stars in eyes
stars in (one's) eyes
1. An overly idealistic or optimistic outlook, usually regarding one's hopes for success. I doubt she'll actually become a famous actress—she just has stars in her eyes.
2. An interest in film or theater and all things related to it. Ever since Tim saw that Broadway play, he's had stars in his eyes.
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*stars in one's eyes
Fig. an obsession with celebrities, movies, and the theater. (Alludes to movie stars. *Typically: get ~; have ~; give one ~.) Many young people have stars in their eyes at this age. Anne has stars in her eyes. she wants to go to Hollywood.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.