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 ?
On the contrary his Majesty actually smiled so far as a Dog can smile--and (the other Dogs couldn't believe their eyes, but it was true, all the same) his Majesty wagged his tail!
Naturally, the distant witness supposed they were now looking upon three corpses; so they could hardly believe their eyes when they presently saw two of the men rise to their feet and bend over the third.
The pair "couldn't believe their eyes" when they realised they'd hooked a porbeagle shark, which is usually only found miles offshore.
When you perform this stunt for your friends, they won't believe their eyes!
Evidently Specsavers has been inundated with calls from punters who could not believe their eyes after Maoi Chinn Tire strolled to victory at Wetherby at 200-1.
Stunned shoppers couldn't believe their eyes when they saw Bono and Co performing.
Staff at Kelvin Barbers in Glasgow's west end couldn't believe their eyes when the band turned up to get a special haircut for the show.
Summary: Staff at a London pub could not believe their eyes when US First Lady Michelle Obama walked through the door.
FIREMEN' couldn't believe their eyes as they roared up to a house in Birminghan.
WAGS in the crowd at last weekend's win over Coleraine by Linfield could not believe their eyes when Scottish guest referee Chris Boyle from Glasgow took the field.
The neighbors literally do not believe their eyes that this one might be the same man.
Children could not believe their eyes when they saw the strange, multi- faced creature.
According to Keita, they could not believe their eyes. They asked him to trust them with the contents of the box, which they were going to take to the French cultural center in the city in order to examine the negatives carefully.
SAM Purvis and his brother Bill couldn't believe their eyes when the magical world of Harry Potter turned up - on their doorstep!