eye candy

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Metaphor first recorded in 1984. Derivative from "nose candy"? (first used in 1930).

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eye candy (uncountable)

  1. (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.
  2. (US, idiomatic) Any object or sight with considerable visual appeal.
    The computer graphics added lots of eye candy to that movie.

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