What does beauty is in the eye of the beholder mean?


Idiom Meaning:

beauty is subjective


Examples of this Idiom in Movies & TV Shows:


Shallow Hal (2001)

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Tony Robbins: Haven’t you ever heard that beauty is in the eye of the beholder?

Mauricio: Have you heard the song ‘Who Let The Dogs Out’?


The Scarlet Pimpernel (1982)

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Sir Percy: The only power that I can see at present, mademoiselle, is the power of your beauty.

Marguerite: Well, beauty is in the eye of the beholder, Sir Percy.

Sir Percy: This beholder is enchanted.


The Twilight Zone “Eye of the Beholder” (1960)

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Narrator: Now there’re questions that come to mind. Where is this place, and when is it? What kind of world where ugliness is the norm and beauty the deviation from that norm? You want an answer? The answer is, it doesn’t make any difference. Because the old saying happens to be true. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, in this year or a hundred years hence. On this planet or wherever there is human life, perhaps out amongst the stars. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Lesson to be learned in The Twilight Zone.

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