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seeing things

Seeing visual hallucinations or imagining things that are not really there. There's no dog in the backyard—you're seeing things. I could have sworn the contract said we were entitled to a lower price, but I must have been seeing things.
See also: seeing, thing

seeing things

imagining that one sees someone or something that is not there. Lisa says that she saw a ghost, but she was just seeing things. I thought I was seeing things when Bill walked into the room. Someone had told me he was dead.
See also: seeing, thing

seeing things

Experiencing hallucinations or delusions, as in I thought I saw my father, but I must have been seeing things; he died twenty years ago . [First half of 1900s]
See also: seeing, thing
References in classic literature ?
He said he could see things in them," said Captain Jim slowly.
Another useful trait for a leader during uncertain and chaotic times is the ability to see things as they really are, rather than as we wish or believe them to be.
After spending most of a year writing about gay health issues, Shalit hopes that readers will see things his way too.