Definition of have stars in one's eyes in English:

have stars in one's eyes

phrase

  • Be idealistically hopeful about one's future.

    ‘a singer selected from hundreds of applicants with stars in their eyes’
    • ‘Children had stars in their eyes at a special award ceremony in Farnworth when they were joined by a pop star.’
    • ‘Let me make this clear: I do not have stars in my eyes.’
    • ‘For a brief time, Fish has stars in his eyes but soon realizes it's a kind of bribe.’
    • ‘If she were a cartoon character, she'd have stars in her eyes.’
    • ‘The fair, willowy girl had stars in her eyes when at the age of twenty, she was married to the tall and handsome young man with a four-figure salary.’
    • ‘Fred naturally takes the opportunity to romance Lady Alyce, who still has stars in her eyes over his supposed leap.’
    • ‘‘A lot of these kids have stars in their eyes thinking they can live the life of a rock star right away, but you have to pay for everything in the end,’ he says.’
    • ‘And he does not expect all his pupils to have stars in their eyes.’
    • ‘Now Stephen has stars in his eyes because Mem is expecting their first child.’
    • ‘Cotswold 16-year-olds had stars in their eyes after scooping a hatful of top grades in their GCSE results.’