keep your eyes open

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keep (one's) eye(s) open (for someone or something)

To remain vigilant or carefully watchful (for something or someone). They should be arriving any minute, so keep your eyes open. Keep your eye open for a birthday gift we could give your mother. Tell everyone to keep their eyes open for the health inspector. We heard she'll be doing a surprise inspection someday soon.
See also: keep, open, someone

keep your eyes open

If you keep your eyes open for something, you look carefully at things in order to find something. Keep your eyes open for hostels advertised at bus and train stations.
See also: eye, keep, open

keep your eyes open (or peeled or skinned)

be on the alert; watch carefully or vigilantly for something.
See also: eye, keep, open

keep your ˈeyes open/peeled/skinned (for somebody/something)

watch carefully (for somebody/something): Keep your eyes peeled, and if you see anything suspicious, call the police immediately.
See also: eye, keep, open, peel, skinned
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Hicks and others say they key to viewing this spectacle is getting as far from the city lights as possible, ideally to the desert or mountains: ``Get a lawn chair, sit back, relax and keep your eyes open,'' he said.
The message to Warwickshire pensioners is: keep your eyes open.
The important thing is to keep your eyes open and see what's out there, what is coming up next.
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