Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts


1) something visually attractive
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    • an eye-catching design
  • Analysis
    This expression refers to something that grabs your attention, usually because it is striking or unusual to look at. It is generally used in a positive sense as the term 'an eyesore' tends to be applied to something that grabs your attention for a negative reason. It can be used in both a social and professional context, though typically in different ways. Social uses tend to revolve around an item of fashion, whereas professionally it is closely linked to marketing as that involves producing something that will attract the attention of potential customers.    
  • Social Examples (Basic)
    1. That's quite an eye-catching suit you're wearing. Where did you get it from?
    2. If you are travelling in a dangerous area it's better to wear something inconspicuous rather than something eye-catching that might draw attention to you.
  • Professional Examples (Basic)
    1. The product just looks far too bland at the moment. What we need is an eye-catching design.
    2. Not only was Lucy highly impressive in the interview, she also has an eye-catching CV.
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