(have) stars in one's eyes

Definition of (have) stars in one's eyes

  1. :  to be very hopeful and excited about something and think that it will be much better or more enjoyable than it actually is When she left home she had stars in her eyes.

Word by Word Definitions

starplay stars
  1. :  a natural luminous body visible in the sky especially at night

    :  a self-luminous gaseous spheroidal celestial body of great mass which produces energy by means of nuclear fusion reactions

    :  a waxing or waning fortune or fame

  1. :  to sprinkle or adorn with stars

    :  to mark with a star as being preeminent

    :  to mark with an asterisk

  1. :  of, relating to, or being a star

    :  of outstanding excellence :  preeminent

eyeplay eyes
  1. :  a specialized light-sensitive sensory structure of animals that in nearly all vertebrates, most arthropods, and some mollusks is the image-forming organ of sight

    :  the nearly spherical usually paired hollow organ of sight in vertebrates that is filled with a jellylike material, is lined with a photosensitive retina, and is lodged in a bony orbit in the skull

    :  all the visible structures within and surrounding the orbit and including eyelids, eyelashes, and eyebrows

  1. :  to fix the eyes on :  look at

    :  contemplate, consider

    :  to watch or study closely


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