keep one's eyes open
or keep one's eyes peeled phrasal to be on the alert ; be watchful

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • keep one's eyes open — See: EYES OPEN …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • keep one's eyes open — See: EYES OPEN …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • keep one's eyes peeled — phrasal see keep one s eyes open …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • keep one's eyes peeled — or[keep one s eyes skinned] {v. phr.}, {informal} To watch carefully; be always looking. * /The bird watcher kept his eyes peeled for bluebirds./ * /When the boys walked through the roads, they kept their eyes skinned for snakes./ Compare: EYES… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • keep one's eyes peeled — or[keep one s eyes skinned] {v. phr.}, {informal} To watch carefully; be always looking. * /The bird watcher kept his eyes peeled for bluebirds./ * /When the boys walked through the roads, they kept their eyes skinned for snakes./ Compare: EYES… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • eyes open — 1. Careful watch or attention; readiness to see. Usually used with for . * /Keep your eyes open for a boy in a red cap and sweater./ * /The hunter had his eyes open for rabbits./ * /They drove on with their eyes open for a gas station./ Syn.: EYE …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • eyes open — 1. Careful watch or attention; readiness to see. Usually used with for . * /Keep your eyes open for a boy in a red cap and sweater./ * /The hunter had his eyes open for rabbits./ * /They drove on with their eyes open for a gas station./ Syn.: EYE …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • To turn around one's finger — Turn Turn (t[^u]rn), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Turned}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Turning}.] [OE. turnen, tournen, OF. tourner, torner, turner, F. tourner, LL. tornare, fr. L. tornare to turn in a lathe, to rounds off, fr. tornus a lathe, Gr. ? a turner s… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To turn one's coat — Turn Turn (t[^u]rn), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Turned}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Turning}.] [OE. turnen, tournen, OF. tourner, torner, turner, F. tourner, LL. tornare, fr. L. tornare to turn in a lathe, to rounds off, fr. tornus a lathe, Gr. ? a turner s… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To turn one's goods — Turn Turn (t[^u]rn), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Turned}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Turning}.] [OE. turnen, tournen, OF. tourner, torner, turner, F. tourner, LL. tornare, fr. L. tornare to turn in a lathe, to rounds off, fr. tornus a lathe, Gr. ? a turner s… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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