sheep's eyes

sheep's eyes
shy, amorous, lovesick glances (usually prec. by make or cast): making sheep's eyes at the new girl in class.
[1520-30]

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  • sheep's eyes — /ˈʃips aɪz/ (say sheeps uyz) plural noun 1. amorous or love sick glances. –phrase 2. make sheep s eyes at, to regard amorously …  

  • sheep's eyes — shy, amorous, lovesick glances (usually prec. by make or cast): making sheep s eyes at the new girl in class. [1520 30] …   Useful english dictionary

  • make sheep's eyes at someone — make sheep s eyes at (someone) old fashioned to look at someone in a way that shows that you love them or are attracted to them. Ken s been making sheep s eyes at his ex girlfriend all night …   New idioms dictionary

  • make sheep's eyes at — (someone) old fashioned to look at someone in a way that shows that you love them or are attracted to them. Ken s been making sheep s eyes at his ex girlfriend all night …   New idioms dictionary

  • cast sheep's eyes at — If you cast sheep s eyes at at someone, you look lovingly or with longing at them …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • make sheep's eyes at —    to show sexual interest in (another)    Like the unintelligent staring of the wide eyed beast. In former times you might cast sheep s eyes at the object of your desire:     I have often seen him cast a sheep s eye out of a calf s head at you.… …   How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms

  • make sheep's eyes at — ► make sheep s eyes at look at in a foolishly amorous way. Main Entry: ↑sheep …   English terms dictionary

  • make sheep's eyes at — To ogle ● eye …   Useful english dictionary

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