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Difference between Eyeball someone and Get an eyeball on someone

eyeball someone—(coll.) look hard at smb.; stare at a person:

  • “God!” burst from the lips of the man as he eyeballed his attendant.

get an eyeball on someone—(coll.) spot a person; catch sight of smb.:

  • When Jane first got an eyeball on her blind date, she almost cringed in disappointment.