couldn't believe (one's) eyes

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couldn't believe (one's) eyes

Was totally shocked or surprised. I couldn't believe my eyes when I came home and found the kids playing catch with my vase. I couldn't believe my eyes when I saw that my parents had bought me a new car!
See also: believe, eye
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"I couldn't believe my eyes when I asked 'Where is Rose?' and Mac pointed to the little Amazon pelting down the hill at such a rate.
I couldn't believe my eyes when I seen 'm just now.
'I couldn't believe my eyes. Upon my life, I thought they had taken to lying!
I couldn't believe my eyes when I saw the price on the screen, I'm glad I'd just had my eyes tested...
"I couldn't believe my eyes, I'm glad I'd just had my eyes tested.
I couldn't believe my eyes when I read that, when the transfer window closed, Sunderland had spent only PS1.25m.
I couldn't believe my eyes when I saw last issue and the story on Kristen Stewart ["Becoming Kristen," V.26#6], I'm a lifelong Kristen Stewart fan and I loved your story with her but seriously, you could do a whole issue on her.
I couldn't believe my eyes when I saw 44lb on the scales."
He said: "I couldn't believe my eyes, it was my first hole-in-one and to do it with my father and brother made it all the more special." The luxury German brand has once again pledged to reward club golfers with an exclusive watch for every hole-in-one recorded during a club competition in 2015, after giving away more than PS1m-worth of limitededition timepieces since its launch in 2013.
Jamie, who runs the Fossils Galore education centre in March, said: "I couldn't believe my eyes. It's a really big beast.
I couldn't believe my eyes on Sunday when I came back into the office after lunch only to see someone sunbathing on a bench in public!
I couldn't believe my eyes, I was in a radio station and she literally came out of the lift and I was like, 'woah'.
"I couldn't believe my eyes. I just embraced the young man and collapsed, I had no words, because I was so much in need of that money."
I COULDN'T believe my eyes when I saw a headline warning of water rationing throughout the summer.
29 years EXTENSIONS & REPAIRS FULLY GUARANTEED I COULDN'T believe my eyes when I read the fs ront page report headlines about security guards at Heartlands Hospital ordering hospital staff to let a burglar go (Mail, March 8).
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