stars in one's eyes, have

have stars in (one's) eyes

1. To have 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. To have 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, have, star

stars in one's eyes, have

Be dazzled or enraptured, especially with romance; also, be naively idealistic or optimistic. For example, Thinking about their coming marriage, they both had stars in their eyes, or Kit had stars in her eyes when she talked about the millions who would buy her recording. This idiom transfers the shining of stars to eyes shining with love or enthusiasm. [c. 1900]
See also: have, star