the big eye

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the big eye

1. A flirtatious or seductive look. That girl over there is totally giving you the big eye! Why don't you go talk to her?
2. Purposeful eye contact. I tried to give the presenter the big eye when I sensed his audience growing restless, but he didn't see me.
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*big eye

 
1. a flirtatious look or gaze; a long look to get another's attention. (*Typically: get ~; give someone ~.) Look at that pretty girl giving you the big eye. I thought she was cute, so I gave her the big eye.
2. obvious eye contact with someone. (*Typically: get ~; give someone ~.) Tom gave me the big eye to let me know he wanted to talk to me. I tried to give her the big eye, but she never looked my way.
See also: big, eye
References in classic literature ?
The big eyes told Tom his blunder and he stopped, confused.
How the big eyes stared and the blue lips smiled as the girls went in.
"It isn't true what VMRO-DPMNE are saying, namely that there is an app, the Big Eye, or that the electoral process, voters' rights and laws have been violated.
The Big Eye Network was started by artist Bryonie Danby in 2005, to organising cultural showcases in the region.
Senegal right-back Ferdinand Coly has undergone further tests on his right knee and is doubtful for the Big Eye Stadium encounter, while defensive midfielder Salif Diao and winger Khalilou Fadiga are both banned.
But those who may have been on Planet Mars when the first two series were screened are no doubt a bit bewildered by the big eye.
The rich colours of the rooms and garden and the big eyes of the child, her sister, the stern gaze of her mother and accusing grandfather are a distinguishing feature.
The Big Eyes paintings of the 1950's were a phenomenal success, with the paintings of children with disproportionally large eyes filling commercial stores thanks to the business savvy of the apparent artist, Walter Keane.
Eventually they find the source of the scary voice which matches the big eyes giving them quite a fright.
It's enough to bring out the musical theatre-loving camp man trapped inside us all as the big eyes plead and they belt out Close Every Door over the closing credits.
Yes, you probably do--he's the photographer who captured the Afghan girl with the big eyes that appeared on the cover of National Geographic.
In Manga Mania Shoujo: How To Draw The Charming And Romantic Characters Of Japanese Comics, author and cartoonist Christopher Hart provides aspiring artists and illustrators with a step-by-step introduction into the characteristics of shoujo manga style drawing including the big eyes, petite noses, facial expressions, body language, even clothing styles, hair styles, and character types ranging from school kids and cuddly creatures to pets, villains and heroes.
Singing the praises of Baglione will not erase his traits that we happily pass over and classify as "late Mannerist." Even if Baglione is not a mannerist, we must admit that he has personal mannerisms (like the big eyes) and, even in spite of O'Neil's protestations, occasionally awkward drawing that might offend the modern viewer.
He's the small, furry red thing with the big eyes, and now he's living in his own apartment.