Eyes

bull’s eye

Meaning: the center of a target

Example: It can't hurt to go right for the bull's eye - there's nothing wrong with getting things right the first time. Read on

more than meets the eye

Meaning: not as simple as it looks

Example: I had done some research, but there's more to the subject than meets the eye. Read on

eye candy

Meaning: attractive visually but uninteresting in other ways

Example: The company website was pure eye candy because it looks good, but nothing is interesting when you dig deeper. Read on

not believe eyes

Meaning: shock or surprise at something you see or hear

Example: My fiancé is with someone else - I can't believe my eyes. Read on

blind as a bat

Meaning: unconscious to something

Example: Maria is so in love, she is as blind as a bat when it comes to Mark’s rude behavior. Read on

look forward

Meaning: to eagerly await something

Example: I am looking forward to seeing my best friend next weekend. I have not seen him for six months. Read on

a sight for sore eyes

Meaning: a way of saying that you are happy to see someone

Example: I can't believe that I haven't seen you in a year! You are a sight for sore eyes. Read on

blowing smoke

Meaning: blows smoke in your face

Example: I know your motives behind this act; don't try to blow smoke in my eyes. Read on

beauty is in the eye of the beholder

Meaning: different people have different ideas and views about what is beautiful

Example: I don't see why he finds her attractive, I think she is downright ugly; but, beauty is in the eye of the beholder, as they say. Read on

catch eye

Meaning: be noticed by someone

Example: While we were driving down the road, a small shop selling beautiful potteries caught my eye. Read on

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put your foot in it

Meaning: say something (by mistake) that upsets, humiliates, or embarrasses someone

Example: Carla put her foot right in it when she congratulated her neighbour on being pregnant. It turns out she's not expecting but had just put on weight. Read on

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