catch someone's eye

1) if something catches your eye, you suddenly notice it

There was one painting that caught my eye.

2) to get someone's attention by looking at them

He tried to catch the attendant's eye but the man was already turning away.


English dictionary. 2014.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • catch someone's eye — catch (someone s) eye 1. to be noticed by someone because you are looking at them. She lit a cigarette while he tried to catch the waiter s eye. 2. to be attractive or different enough to be noticed by people. There were lots of dresses to choose …   New idioms dictionary

  • catch someone's eye — ► catch someone s eye 1) be noticed by someone. 2) attract someone s attention by maki ng eye contact. Main Entry: ↑catch …   English terms dictionary

  • catch someone's eye — idi catch someone s eye, to attract someone s attention …   From formal English to slang

  • catch someone's eye — 1》 be noticed by someone. 2》 attract someone s attention by making eye contact. → catch …   English new terms dictionary

  • catch someone's eye — verb To capture someones attention …   Wiktionary

  • catch someone's eye — …   Useful english dictionary

  • catch sb's eye — catch sb s eye/catch the eye of sb ► to get someone s attention, or to be noticed by someone: »The high profile plan has caught the eye of a national audience. Main Entry: ↑catch …   Financial and business terms

  • catch somebody's eye —    If someone catches you eye, you find them attractive.     The pretty girl near the door caught his eye …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • catch sb's eye/catch the eye of sb — ► to get someone s attention, or to be noticed by someone: »The high profile plan has caught the eye of a national audience. Main Entry: ↑catch …   Financial and business terms

  • catch — ► VERB (past and past part. caught) 1) intercept and hold (something thrown, propelled, or dropped). 2) seize or take hold of. 3) capture after a chase or in a trap, net, etc. 4) be in time to board (a train, bus, etc.) or to see (a person,… …   English terms dictionary

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.