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    #1

    Her eyes have dogs

    Hello

    In my language we have an expression that literally translates to "her eyes have dogs".

    It means her eyes are very piercing and very beautiful in a way that everyone that see her falls in love with her! I don't know why they say it and why dog is mentioned.

    Is there a similar idiom in English?

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    #2

    Re: Her eyes have dogs

    No.

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    Re: Her eyes have dogs

    It's rather dated, but certain women were once said to have bedroom eyes so appealing to men that, well, the phrase tells you what emotion gazing at them evoked.
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    Re: Her eyes have dogs

    I've always thought bedroom eyes describes a certain lustful way of looking at someone rather than a general description of someone's appearance.

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    #5

    Re: Her eyes have dogs

    The meanings of expressions sometimes change, but I'm sure that, years ago, it meant features that appealed to men and conveyed a false idea of mutual attraction.
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    #6

    Re: Her eyes have dogs

    How about "bewitching eyes"?
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    #7

    Re: Her eyes have dogs

    Quote Originally Posted by tedmc View Post
    How about "bewitching eyes"?
    It exactly fits the bill! Thanks a lot!

    It's just a question of how common it is....and whether it's schmaltzy or not!

    Waiting for natives to confirm it.

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    Re: Her eyes have dogs

    Quote Originally Posted by alpacinoutd View Post
    It exactly fits the bill! Thanks a lot!

    It's just a question of how common it is....and whether it's schmaltzy or not!

    Waiting for natives to confirm it.
    It works for me. It's not particularly common, and I wouldn't call it schmaltzy.
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    #9

    Re: Her eyes have dogs

    Someone who looks a little sad, or as if they are entreating you to do something, can be said to have "puppy-dog eyes".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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