get\ the\ eye

v. phr. informal
1. To be looked at, especially with interest and liking.

The pretty girl got the eye as she walked past the boys on the street corner.

2. To be looked at or stared at, especially in a cold, unfriendly way.

When Mary asked if she could take home the fur coat and pay later, she got the eye from the clerk.

Contrast: give the eye

Словарь американских идиом. — СПб., Изд-во "Лань". . 1997.

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