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eyes like saucers

Wide eyes, likely due to surprise or awe. We all had eyes like saucers when Mom and Aunt Judy started screaming at each other during dinner.
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have eyes like saucers

To be looking at someone or something with wide eyes, likely due to surprise or awe. We all had eyes like saucers when Mom and Aunt Judy started screaming at each other during dinner.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

eyes like saucers

Fig. eyes opened widely as in amazement. Our eyes were like saucers as we witnessed another display of the manager's temper.
See also: eye, like, saucer
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

have eyes like saucers

have your eyes opened wide in amazement.
See also: eye, have, like, saucer
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