have eyes like a hawk

have eyes like a hawk

To be very observant. Mom has eyes like a hawk, so she'll definitely notice if you sneak some of those cookies out of the kitchen.
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have eyes like a hawk

miss nothing of what is going on around you.
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have eyes like a ˈhawk

be able to notice or see everything: Mrs Fielding’s bound to notice that chipped glass. The woman has eyes like a hawk! ▶ ˌhawk-ˈeyed adj.
A hawk is a kind of bird of prey (= a bird that kills other creatures for food), and can see small things from very far away.
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