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eye in the sky

Overhead surveillance of some kind, such as a camera or a police helicopter. Guys, that store we robbed had an eye-in-the-sky—the cops are definitely going to find us! The eye-in-the-sky illuminated the fleeing suspect as officers pursued him on foot.
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eye-in-the-sky

n. an overhead surveillance camera, usually in a dome; a traffic police helicopter. The cops used an eye-in-the-sky to get the evidence and make the arrest.