clear-eyed

(redirected from clear eyed)

clear-eyed

Astute and accurate, as of an observation or understanding of something. Primarily heard in US. You need to have a clear-eyed understanding of the patient's symptoms before making a diagnosis. He's known for his clear-eye, no-nonsense analysis.
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.
See also:
References in periodicals archive ?
The Pentagon said in a statement last night that on Iran, Hagel noted that "while the United States intends to test the prospect for a diplomatic solution with Iran we remain clear eyed about the challenges ahead and will not waver from our firm policy to prevent Iran from obtaining nuclear weapons." Hagel also "applauded the announcement by the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons that the destruction of chemical weapons in Syria started.
Tradition, tradition--tradition!" They're singing and dancing its praises in David Leveaux's clear eyed revival of Fiddler on the Roof, and it's to honor tradition that this column once again attempts to look into the future.