keep an eye peeled (for something or someone)

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keep an eye peeled (for something or someone)

To remain vigilant or carefully watchful (for something or someone). They should be arriving any minute, so keep an eye peeled. Keep an eye peeled for a Christmas present we could give your mother. Keep an eye peeled for the health inspector, we heard he'll be doing a surprise inspection someday soon.
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Keep an eye peeled for our reporter and photographer next week to be in with a chance.
Keep an eye peeled for Francis Picabia's Festival manifeste presbyte, staged in 1920 at the Theatre de l'CEuvre in Paris; Tristan Tzara's 1923 play Le coeur a gaz; as well as newspaper accounts and ephemera that document what we would now call "guerilla theatre.
That movie, alas, will be the first one to hit theaters, but keep an eye peeled for all these cool new queer films.
Also keep an eye peeled for it on any other boards you log onto.
Flora fans should keep an eye peeled for the yellow flowers of the threatened Santa Susana tarweed that bloom July through October and the rare maroon monkey flower (March through July).
Keep an eye peeled for metallic objects reflecting the sun's glare to the north on the ridge that separates Holcomb and Punchbowl canyons; they are the remains of an ill-fated World War II training flight.