Can someone explain to me this expression ? 視線をそわそわと泳がせる .

I met this part when MC is complimenting a girl that she's very cute. (I can only understand that her gaze/ eyes did not looking straight at MC). This describing a girl's eyes/ gaze.

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泳ぐ has various figurative meanings, one of which is "to totter". 目が泳ぐ (also 視線が泳ぐ) is a common set phrase that describes one's eyes being shifty (due to embarrassment, anxiety, a sense of guilt, etc.). 視線を泳がせる is a causative form of it.

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