keep an eye on(redirected from have an eye on)
keep an eye on someone or somethingand have an eye on someone or something; keep one's eye(s) on someone or something; have one's eye on someone or something
Fig. to watch someone or something; to monitor someone or something closely. I have my eye on the apple tree. When the apples ripen, I'll harvest them. Please keep an eye on the baby. Will you please keep your eye on my house while I'm on vacation?
keep an eye on somebody/somethingalso keep your eye on somebody/something
to watch or give your attention to someone or something The mother sat on the edge of the sandbox, keeping an eye on her sons as they played.
Usage notes: sometimes used with an adjective: The woman kept a close eye on her purse.
keep an eye on
1. To watch over attentively; mind.
2. To watch closely or carefully: keep your eye on the ball.