BODY IDIOMS Part VI
|This literally means “Even if stuck in my eye, it won't hurt.”|
When you put something in your eye, it hurts--bad. But if something is cute enough, you wouldn't mind even putting it in your eye to get a closer look.
kare wa, me ni iretemo itakunai hodo magomusume o kawaigatteiru.
He spoils his granddaughter as if she is the center of the world.
kanojo wa, sono neko o, me no naka ni iretemo itakunai hodo no aijou de sodatetekita.
She’s brought up that cat with love as if it was the apple of her eye.
|This literally means “turn one’s eyes into plates.”|
I think when you look at something carefully, you furrow your brow and your eyes look narrow like plates. In such a situation, you can say “目を皿にする” or “ 目を皿のようにする.”
The "no you" adds a "seems like" or "almost as if" meaning.