catch eye

catch 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 from, but none of them really caught my eye.


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