not take (one's) eyes off (someone or something)

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not take (one's) eyes off (someone or something)

1. Literally, to look at someone or something continually and at length, especially in a transfixed or captivated manner. The juxtaposition of colors in that painting is so strange that you can't take your eyes off it. I couldn't take my eyes off the car accident. Even though it was horrific, it was almost spellbinding to look at.
2. To keep someone or something under continuous surveillance. The IRS won't be taking their eyes off you now that they know you've tried to avoid taxes in the past. I can't take my eyes off my son for a second or he'll wander off and get into trouble.
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not take your ˈeyes off somebody/something

(often used with can or could) not stop looking at somebody/something: She couldn’t take her eyes off the beautiful picture.
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And don't take your eyes off the breakers; it's that one rogue wave you don't see that will knock you down and drag you out.
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