give (someone) the eye

idiom

informal
: to look at (someone) in a way that shows sexual attraction
Several men were giving her the eye across the bar.

Examples of give (someone) the eye in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Don’t forget to mix in some solids to give the eye a rest. Gina Mayfield, Dallas News, 17 Aug. 2023 When making a quilt with busy prints, use a solid sashing fabric to give the eye a place to rest between blocks. Sarah Martens, Better Homes & Gardens, 2 Aug. 2023 Enter Email Sign Up 4 Large floor mirrors reflect light and give the eye a chance to see something besides the wallpaper. Marni Elyse Katz, BostonGlobe.com, 27 July 2023 When using multiple patterns, incorporate some solids to give the eye a break—the white Euro pillows and yellow throw pillows do just that, creating a visual resting spot that balances out the busyness of all the patterns. Maria Sabella, Better Homes & Gardens, 14 Sep. 2022 Diets high in green and orange vegetables give the eye a lot of nutrients that help retina tissue stay healthy, Dr. Green points out. Korin Miller, Good Housekeeping, 12 Nov. 2021

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“Give (someone) the eye.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/give%20%28someone%29%20the%20eye. Accessed 30 May. 2024.

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