Definition of the public eye in English:

the public eye


  • The state of being known or of interest to people in general, especially through the media.

    ‘the pressures of being constantly in the public eye’
    • ‘You don't have to be a politician or a person in the public eye to gain media attention.’
    • ‘She urged celebrities and people in the public eye not to wear fur as this can lead to fashion trends being set.’
    • ‘But it is time now to draw back from treating him as a public spectacle and let him fight his demons out of the public eye.’
    • ‘The committees performed well in bringing information about these cases to the public eye.’
    • ‘A hive of activity is taking place away from the public eye at the new Commonwealth Games stadium.’
    • ‘Make periodic withdrawals from the public eye with consequent eagerly anticipated comebacks.’
    • ‘He shied away from the public eye in the months leading up to the conference.’
    • ‘Growing up in the public eye certainly accelerated the maturing process.’
    • ‘People in the public eye could learn a thing or two from the princess.’
    • ‘I will be in the public eye and will have to hold myself and behave in a manner becoming of that position.’
    the spotlight, the limelight, the glare of publicity, prominence
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