(one) couldn't believe (one's) eyes

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(one) 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! She couldn't believe her eyes when all of her extended relatives surprised her by coming to our wedding.
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