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.
See also: eye, star

*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.
See also: eye, star