turn heads

turn heads

To capture people's attention due to being exceptionally interesting, beautiful, unusual, or novel. The image is of people literally turning to stare at something as it passes by. The deliveryman always turned heads as he walked by the cubicles. The new concept car is really turning heads at the auto show and attracting a lot of press.
See also: head, turn

turn heads

COMMON If someone or something turns heads, they are so beautiful, unusual, or impressive that people notice them and admire them. At the age of 20, the dark-haired actress was already turning heads in the right places. It's a handsome car that turns heads wherever it goes. Note: Journalists sometimes describe someone or something as head-turning, or refer to them as a head-turner. Gardams' designers have created a range of head-turning evening wear in their latest collection. The car is solid, fun to drive, quick off the blocks and a real head-turner.
See also: head, turn

turn heads

attract a great deal of attention or interest.
See also: head, turn
References in classic literature ?
Warning!' followed by a crow, as from some infernally-hatched Chanticleer, apprising him under whose victorious fire he stands, he turns the corner into safety, and takes Durdles home: Durdles stumbling among the litter of his stony yard as if he were going to turn head foremost into one of the unfinished tombs.
[USA], Jan 7 (ANI): Lady Gaga always makes sure to turn heads with her bold fashion choices!
"I think that Liverpool are now in a position that if that offer was to come from another Premier League club, regardless if it was Manchester United or Manchester City or somebody who can really stump up the cash to turn heads in the Liverpool boardroom, I think they can turn that down.
Showaflops come in an assortment of fun designs for kids and adults that are sure to turn heads on and off the sand.
When he is not on stage, or in the studio, or playing soccer/video games, Tekn o may be seen driving his impressive array of cars which turn heads where ever he goes because they are mostly personalised or custom made.
IF THERE is one thing Heidi Klum knows how to do, it is turn heads.
Whether you have a special dinner date planned or you're off to a birthday celebration, this flattering LBD is sure to turn heads. Snap it up girls!
The French brand says the new arrival will reflect the renewal of its C-line of vehicles and turn heads courtesy of its dynamic lines and a cheerful front end.
The new Citroen C1 is expected to turn heads at the Geneva show
be his the IT WOULD take a sensational view to turn heads away from the sights in Warwick's picture postcard Mill Street, which nestles beneath the castle's architectural masterpiece Caesar's Tower.
Not so with what Raffaele Iannello has done with this 1:6 scale of the legendary Hughes/MD 500 helicopter, debuting not as a combatant on the battlefield, but rather, as a piece of home appliance that will definitely turn heads at the 2012 Milan Design Week.
But if you need a truck for hauling and towing and want one that'll turn heads too, this baby is for you.
Alison Jones picks out some bridal dresses sure to turn heads IT is rumoured that the princess (to be) bride is designing her own wedding dress with the support and the seamstressing skills of a professional to create her dream.
FROM the second you lay eyes on the Volvo C30 you cannot fail to be dazzled by its stylish lines and beautiful crafting and then there is the look-at-me orange flame metallic paintwork that's certainly guaranteed to turn heads.
Detailers are busy at work applying these eye-catching red, white and blue graphics that are sure to turn heads wherever they venture.