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!
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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!
Colin, 38, of Stamford, Lincs, said: "My children, who are two and six, couldn't believe their eyes, they loved it."
A party of fishermen couldn't believe their eyes when a group of white beaked dolphins decided to join them on a trip out at sea.
The pair "couldn't believe their eyes" when they realised they'd hooked a porbeagle shark, which is usually only found miles offshore.
WE'VE heard of a message in a bottle but beachcombers couldn't believe their eyes yesterday morning when a bottle washed up in Greenock with a woman inside.
PASSENGERS at Birmingham Airport couldn't believe their eyes yesterday - when a huge hole opened up in the floor.
One bunch of young ladies couldn't believe their eyes when they got up from their VIP booth to see the lads relaxing with a few beers.
Walsh is the only man to have ridden Francis Flood's ten-year-old to victory over fences, and punters who latched on to that probably couldn't believe their eyes when he returned at a tasty 16-1.
Officers invited residents to celebrate the Moon Festival with them but couldn't believe their eyes when an escaped drug dealer called Chen, who had just been listed as one of the city's most wanted criminals, arrived at the party
FIREMEN' couldn't believe their eyes as they roared up to a house in Birminghan.
When Sandra Bullock fell into the arms of hellraiser Jesse James, Hollywood couldn't believe their eyes. The Miss Congeniality 2 star had previously dated fine specimens like Matthew McConaughey, so her romance with the tattooed biker came as a shock.
SAM Purvis and his brother Bill couldn't believe their eyes when the magical world of Harry Potter turned up - on their doorstep!
They couldn't believe their eyes - Fergie was actually smiling.
And passers-by couldn't believe their eyes when they spotted the Aussie actress, alongside co-star Colin Firth.
Delighted library staff couldn't believe their eyes when "The Enchanted Island" by Nancy Ross turned up weeks after it was reported lost by the woman who borrowed it.
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