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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