believe (one's) eyes

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believe (one's) eyes

Believe that whatever one is seeing is real. Often used in the negative, such as "can't believe my eyes." Oh, I can't believe my eyes! Are you really throwing the ball in the house right now? Did you really buy me a new car? I can hardly believe my eyes!
See also: believe, eye

believe (one's) eyes

To trust what one has seen.
See also: believe, eye
References in classic literature ?
"Can they be French?" He looked at the approaching Frenchmen, and though but a moment before he had been galloping to get at them and hack them to pieces, their proximity now seemed so awful that he could not believe his eyes. "Who are they?
Raoul, peeping from behind the curtain, could not believe his eyes, which showed him nothing.
Villefort could not believe his eyes, -- he could not believe his reason; he dragged himself towards the child's body, and examined it as a lioness contemplates its dead cub.
Bringing the face of the watch under the light he could hardly believe his eyes. .
The King could scarce believe his eyes. "By my halidom!" quoth he, "that fellow deserves either a dukedom or a hanging!
But he "couldn't believe his eyes" when he saw the figure of PS4,031,626,711.51 pop up on the till instead of the expected PS9.95.
A Pakistani expatriate living in Dubai, who had not seen his parents in six years, couldn't believe his eyes w Image Credit: Courtsey: GDRFA Ali Al Shouk, Staff Reporter
BARACK Obama looked like he could not believe his eyes as he tried on virtual reality glasses yesterday.
So Will Vaulks couldn't believe his eyes when old pal David Raven's name appeared on his phone, putting them on a Hampden collision course in the Scottish Cup Final.
Following the recent interview with PM Gruevski which revealed that the road to NATO and the EU is our Golgotha, Erol Rizaov comments for Utrinski Vesnik that he cannot believe his eyes because Gruevski has become a realist.
DAVE Jones could not believe his eyes as his team was hit for six.
Steven Cheesman said he could hardly believe his eyes when he saw his van parked at Horsley station in Surrey.
ROY MARSH couldn't believe his eyes when workmen tarmacked the road outside his home.
LAND Rover worker Michael Martin couldn't believe his eyes as he headed home from a late shift on one of the hottest nights of the year.
Amazed Bob Lewis could hardly believe his eyes when he looked out of the window at his daughter's home and spotted the bird taking an unhealthy interest in the fish in the garden pond.