alight on/upon

phrasal verb
alighted on/upon also alit on/upon; alighting on/upon; alights on/upon

Definition of alight on/upon

: to see, notice, or think of (something) Her eye/eyes alighted on a strange man in the crowd. a speaker who easily alights upon topics that interest a wide audience

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