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
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You then say, "You can't believe your eyes!" as you reach into the bag and remove the double-face card with the elephant showing.
You reach into the bag and remove the regular gorilla card and say, "I guess you can't believe your eyes, because this is the gorilla card." Toss it face up on the table.
THOUGHT you couldn't believe your eyes when yesterday we told you the story of the pony trying to board a train?
For proof that the circus is a world where you can't always believe your eyes, look no further than this photo, part of the Ringling Museum's extensive collection of circus art and memorabilia.
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I've encouraged you to believe your eyes, shrug off bizarre twists, and stay focused on the threat.
If you visit the site and click on "Download browse aloud", you will not believe your eyes or ears.
Seventy years later, you still can't believe your eyes.
McCarvel, "You Won't Believe Your Eyes: Digital Photography as Legal Evidence"; retrieved from http://www.seanet.com/~rod/digiphot.html.