get the eye

[get the eye] {v. phr.}, {informal} 1. To be looked at, especiallywith interest and liking.

The pretty girl got the eye as she walkedpast 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 couldtake home the fur coat and pay later, she got the eye from the clerk.

Contrast: GIVE THE EYE.