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Metaphor first recorded in 1984. Derivative from "nose candy"? (first used in 1930).
- (US, idiomatic) A very attractive person or persons, or the salient visible physical attributes of same.
- I'm going to the beach to check out some eye candy.
- (US, idiomatic) Any object or sight with considerable visual appeal.
- The computer graphics added lots of eye candy to that movie.
- (object or sight): eyesore