lay eyes on

= set eyes on, clap eyes on; informal

have you ever laid your eyes on a more beautiful sailboat?

something clicked the first time they laid eyes on each other

Syn:
see, observe, notice, spot, spy, regard, view, catch sight of, set eyes on, glimpse, catch/get a glimpse of; literary behold, espy, descry

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  • lay eyes on — (someone/something) to see someone or something. She did not want to lay eyes on this man ever again. My mother had fallen in love with my father when she first set eyes on him …   New idioms dictionary

  • lay\ eyes\ on — • lay eyes on • set eyes on v. phr. To see. She knew he was different as soon as she laid eyes on him. I didn t know the man; in fact, I had never set eyes on him …   Словарь американских идиом

  • lay eyes on — index discern (detect with the senses), observe (watch), pierce (discern) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • lay eyes on — verb see with attention (Freq. 1) behold Christ! • Syn: ↑behold • Derivationally related forms: ↑beholder (for: ↑behold) • Hypernym …   Useful english dictionary

  • lay eyes on — lay/set eyes on (someone/something) British, American & Australian, British & Australian to see someone or something for the first time. I ve loved him ever since I first set eyes on him. I wish I d never clapped eyes on that money …   New idioms dictionary

  • lay eyes on — or[set eyes on] {v. phr.} To see. * /She knew he was different as soon as she laid eyes on him./ * /I didn t know the man; in fact, I had never set eyes on him./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • lay eyes on — or[set eyes on] {v. phr.} To see. * /She knew he was different as soon as she laid eyes on him./ * /I didn t know the man; in fact, I had never set eyes on him./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • lay eyes on — see, look at    She says she s my sister, but I ve never laid eyes on her before …   English idioms

  • lay eyes on — see I have never laid eyes on a more beautiful dog in my life …   Idioms and examples

  • lay eyes on — phrasal see, behold …   New Collegiate Dictionary


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