open eyes

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open (one's) eyes

To see or realize the truth about a person or situation. Open your eyes, Stan—they're just using you for cheap labor!
See also: eye, open

open your/somebody’s ˈeyes (to something)

realize or make somebody realize the truth about something: The trip to China really opened our eyes.He opened my eyes to the beauty of poetry. ▶ an ˈeye-opener noun: The programme on police methods was a real eye-opener for me.
See also: eye, open

open (one's) eyes

To become aware of the truth of a situation.
See also: eye, open
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In addition, a total of 249,205 [pounds sterling] has been awarded to eye care for the development and installation of Open Eyes to support electronic referrals to and from secondary healthcare settings.
JOSEF ALBERS: To Open Eyes (2006; $75), by Frederick A.
Since we see little modern dance from that nation, despite its geographic proximity, the arrival of the Tania Perez-Salas Compania de Danza Contemporanea should open eyes around this country.
The fourth section, "The Open Eyes of the Dead," is filled with poems about those who died violently, all too common in contemporary history, both in war and peace.
Her achievements would change a city--and open eyes to life in the slums.
Although this isn't my first time below the Mason-Dixon Line, visited with open eyes.
I don't know if we're doing anything different to open eyes across the country, but we're thorough and we're trying to do a good job.
One definition of engagement is to "look with open eyes at the environment around you and then interact accordingly.