eyes light up

idiom

used to say that someone looks excited and happy
Her eyes lit up when he showed her the ring.

Examples of eyes light up in a Sentence

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“Eyes light up.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/eyes%20light%20up. Accessed 15 Jun. 2024.

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