Tài liệu Idioms with eye

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IDIOMS WITH “EYE” - be all eyes to be watching somebody/something carefully and with a lot of interest The kids were all eyes as he slowly unwrapped the package. - before/in front of somebody's (very) eyes in somebody's presence; in front of somebody He had seen his life's work destroyed before his very eyes. - be up to your eyes in something to have a lot of something to deal with We're up to our eyes in work. - cast/run an eye/your eyes over something to look at or examine something quickly Could you just run your eyes over this report? - clap/lay/set eyes on somebody/something (informal) (usually used in negative sentences) to see somebody/something I haven't clapped eyes on them for weeks.I hope I never set eyes on this place again! - an eye for an eye (and a tooth for a tooth) (saying)used to say that you should punish somebody by doing to them what they have done to you or to somebody else. They advocate a justice system that works on the principle of an eye for an eye. - somebody's eyes are bigger than their stomach used to say that somebody has been greedy by taking more food than they can eat - for somebody's eyes only to be seen only by a particular person I'll lend you the letters but they're for your eyes only. - get your eye in (British English) (in ball games) to practise so that you are able to judge more clearly how fast and where the ball is going - have an eye for something to be able to judge if things look attractive, valuable, etc I've never had much of an eye for fashion.She has an eye for a bargain. - have eyes in the back of your head to be aware of everything that is happening around you, even things that seem difficult or impossible to see You can't get away with anything in her class. She has eyes in the back of her head. - have (got) eyes like a hawk to be able to notice or see everything She's bound to notice that chipped glass. The woman has eyes like a hawk! - have one eye/half an eye on something to look at or watch something while doing something else, especially in a secret way so that other people do not notice During his talk, most of the delegates had one eye on the clock. - have your eye on somebody 1 to be watching somebody carefully, especially to check that they do not do anything wrong And remember, I'll have my eye on you so you'd better behave. 2 to be thinking about asking somebody out, offering somebody a job, etc. because you think they are attractive, good at their job, etc He's got his eye on the new girl in your class. - have your eye on something to be thinking about buying something - in the eyes of the law, world, etc. according to the law, most people in the world, etc In the eyes of the law she is guilty though few ordinary people would think so. - in somebody's eyes (British English also to somebody's eyes)in somebody's opinion or according to the way that they see the situation She can do no wrong in her father's eyes.To Western eyes, it may seem that the city is overcrowded. - keep an eye on somebody/something to take care of somebody/something and make sure that they are not harmed, damaged, etc We've asked the neighbours to keep an eye on the house for us while we are away. - keep an eye open/out (for somebody/something) to look for somebody/something while you are doing other things Police have asked residents to keep an eye out for anything suspicious. - keep your eye on the ball to continue to give your attention to what is most important - keep your eyes peeled/skinned (for somebody/something) to look carefully for somebody/something We kept our eyes peeled for any signs of life. - look somebody in the eye(s)/face (usually used in negative sentences and questions) to look straight at somebody without feeling embarrassed or ashamed Can you look me in the eye and tell me you're not lying?I'll never be able to look her in the face again! - ke eyes at somebody - give somebody the eye to look at somebody in a way that shows that you find them sexually attractive He's definitely giving you the eye! - my eye! (British English, old-fashioned, informal)used to show that you do not believe somebody/something ‘It's an antique.’ ‘An antique, my eye!’ - not see eye to eye with somebody (on something) to not share the same views as somebody about something The two of them have never seen eye to eye on politics. - not (be able to) take your eyes off somebody/something to find somebody/something so interesting, attractive, etc. that you watch them all the time - one in the eye (for somebody/something) (informal) a result, action, etc. that represents a defeat or disappointment for somebody/something The appointment of a woman was one in the eye for male domination. - only have eyes for/have eyes only for somebody to be in love with only one particular person He's only ever had eyes for his wife. - see, look at, etc. something through somebody's eyes to think about or see something the way that another person sees it Try looking at it through her eyes for a change.Events are seen through the eyes of a Polish refugee. - shut/close your eyes to something to pretend that you have not noticed something so that you do not have to deal with it You can't just close your eyes to his violence.They seem intent on shutting their eyes to the problems of pollution. - take your eye off the ball to stop giving your attention to what is most important - under the (watchful) eye of somebody being watched carefully by somebody The children played under the watchful eye of their father. - what the eye doesn't see (the heart doesn't grieve over) (saying) if a person does not know about something that they would normally disapprove of, then it cannot hurt them What does it matter if I use his flat while he's away? What the eye doesn't see…! - with an eye for/on/to the main chance (British English, usually disapproving) with the hope of using a particular situation in order to gain some advantage for yourself - with an eye to something/to doing something with the intention of doing something He bought the warehouse with an eye to converting it into a hotel. - with your eyes open fully aware of the possible problems or results of a particular course of action I went into this with my eyes open so I guess I only have myself to blame. - with your eyes shut/closed having enough experience to be able to do something easily I've made this trip so often, I could do it with my eyes shut. - the apple of somebody's eye a person or thing that is loved more than any other She is the apple of her father's eye. - not believe your ears/eyes (informal)to be very surprised at something you hear/seeI couldn't believe my eyes when she walked in. - catch somebody's eye to attract somebody's attention Can you catch the waiter's eye? - the naked eye the normal power of your eyes without the help of an instrument The planet should be visible with/to the naked eye. - a sight for sore eyes (informal) a person or thing that you are pleased to see; something that is very pleasant to look at - keep your ears/eyes open (for something) to be quick to notice or hear things - keep a weather eye on somebody/something to watch somebody/something carefully in case you need to take action Keep a weather eye on your competitors.
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