Can you say I didn't want to get stuck in someone's eyes when you don't want to be seen by someone? What is the other expression of avoiding seeing by someone or stay invisible?


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Instead of using get stuck in someone's eyes (you can be stuck in a lift or behind your desk but not in someone's eyes), say I wanted to stay out of sight or simply I didn't want to be seen.


That sounds very unnatural and not idiomatic. Possible alternative idioms:

keep under the radar (very informal, won't find it in most dictionaries):

doing something without other people noticing.
A: Wow! What does her father think?
B: Well, we’re keeping our relationship under the radar because we don’t want him to know.
Idiom meanings

lay low (very informal, colloquial, and technically incorrect grammatically):

  1. To keep oneself or one's plans hidden.
    American Heritage Dictionary

"Lie low" would be grammatically correct, buy "lay low" to stay out of sight is more commonly heard in my opinion.

  • "On the down low" as well maybe?
    – Chromane
    Mar 26, 2018 at 11:13
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    @Chromane "on the down low" has very different connotations in some communities (check Urban Dictionary if you don't mind strong language).
    – Stuart F
    Nov 22, 2018 at 10:43

steer clear of TFD

Stay away from, avoid

As in:

I was hoping to steer clear of his family at our friend's funeral.

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