not believe (one's) ears(redirected from not believe their eyes)
not believe (one's) ears
To be shocked or surprised by what one has heard. I can't believe my ears! You're not playing with me, right? I really got the job? Jen didn't believe her ears when she heard her sister say that she was moving to Texas.
not believe one's ears
Fig. not believe the news that one has heard. I couldn't believe my ears when Mary said I won the first prize.
not believe one's eyes
Fig. not to believe what one is seeing; to be shocked or dumbfounded at what one is seeing. I walked into the room and I couldn't believe my eyes. All the furniture had been stolen! When Jimmy opened his birthday present, he could hardly believe his eyes. Just what he wanted!