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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.
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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
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The Wintles, at Bishops Castle, started turning heads five years ago when the plans were first revealed for a whole new eco "estate" of environmentally-friendly homes.