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with eyes open

With full knowledge or awareness. A noun or pronoun can be used between "with" and "eyes." Also, "wide" can be used before "open." If you don't sign this contract with eyes wide open, you're going to get yourself into trouble.
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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 one's eyes open

Fully aware, as in We started this project with our eyes open and are not surprised at the results. [First half of 1900s] Also see keep one's eyes open.
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with your eyes open (or with open eyes)

fully aware of the risks and other implications of an action or situation.
1999 Salman Rushdie The Ground Beneath Her Feet I've always liked to stick my face right up against the hot sweaty broken surface of what was being done, with my eyes open.
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with your ˈeyes open

knowing what you are doing, what to expect, and what the results may be: If a marriage is to work, both partners must go into it with their eyes open.
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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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We will go there with our eyes wide open expecting a good battle," Pak Passion quoted Whatmore, as saying.
We know the past has been a bit rocky and we are going into this venture with our eyes wide open and believe once people taste our food, which is made from scratch, they will come back for a great meal, not just for the entertainment and atmosphere.
Summary: The big mistakes we make in life aren't the ones that sneak up on us, but those we make with our eyes wide open.
WITH our eyes wide open we will see, A multitude of wonders around us for free.
Gilly said: 'Wolverhampton is a new market for us, but we've entered into it with our eyes wide open, embracing the support, which is available locally.
We bought with our eyes wide open knowing approximately what our taxes would be.