This week in Connect 英会話, we are looking into the following idioms.

They say ‘The eyes are the window to the soul’, but what does that mean?

Today, we’re looking at common English phrases that use one of the most beautiful parts of the body. How many do you know?

  1. A fresh pair of eyes

‘This report needs a fresh pair of eyes.’

Do you ever look at something for so long you get sick of it? Get someone else to look at it..

  1. Bat an eyelid

‘She didn’t bat an eyelid when I told her I was leaving.’

If you’re not shocked by something, your face won’t move.

  1. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder

‘I don’t like her boyfriend, but beauty is in the eye of the beholder.’

What you think is beautiful is only your opinion.

  1. The eyes are the window to the soul

‘I know he’s a nice guy because he has kind eyes. After all the eyes are the window to the soul.’

The idea that you can understand someone’s personality by studying their eyes.

  1. Bedroom eyes

‘She was giving me bedroom eyes, but I wasn’t interested.’

This is a sexy expression you’ll receive if someone likes you.

  1. Blink of an eye

‘My holiday was over in the blink of an eye.’

Something that happens very fast.

  1. Discerning eye

‘He has a discerning eye for contracts.’

Someone who is good with small details is said to have a discerning eye.

  1. Eyes are bigger than your stomach

‘Why did you buy so much food? Your eyes are bigger than your stomach!’

Do you buy too much food when you’re hungry? This is for you.

  1. More than meets the eye

‘He seems nice, but there is more than meets the eye to him.’

When you think something is more complicated than it seems.

  1. See eye to eye

‘I think we finally see eye to eye on the project.’

When you agree with or understand someone, you see eye to eye.

Do you know any other idioms that use the ‘eyes’? Share them with us below!

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