with eyes open

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with (one's) eyes (wide) open

Fig. totally aware of what is going on. I went into this with my eyes open. We all started with eyes open but didn't realize what could happen to us.
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with your eyes (wide) open

understanding the true character of someone or something I knew Bill for a long time, and I went into this relationship with my eyes wide open.
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with your eyes open

knowing about all the problems there could be with something that you want to do 'You want to get married? But you're only 18!' 'I'm doing this with my eyes open, so don't worry about me.' It was difficult to succeed in the acting profession but I went into it with my eyes open.
See Close your eyes and think of England, couldn't believe eyes, cry eyes out, feast eyes on, hit between the eyes, keep eyes peeled, open eyes to, be up to ears in
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with eyes open

verb
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with (one's) eyes open

Aware of the risks involved.
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They each must join with someone stronger or larger to survive and grow.
Don't say-"We need to join with the group down the street, which is joining with three other groups because everyone is crawling into bed with someone to try to be prepared for whatever comes out of Washington, since we're going to be left out in the cold if we don't do something quickly, and we will never get the managed care contract from the big companies in town if we don't join with someone quickly.