eagle-eye

eagle eye

1. Excellent eyesight, especially for something in particular. I have an eagle eye for spotting wildlife.
2. An ability to discern small details; a keen skill of observation. We need to get Sally's eagle eye on this manuscript because she'll be sure to spot any errors.
3. An attentive gaze. You need to keep an eagle eye on the kids because they will get into everything the minute you turn your back.
4. One who is apt to discern small details or pay close attention to someone or something. Ugh, I got a demerit because some eagle eye saw me with my shirt untucked during yesterday's assembly.
See also: eagle, eye

eagle-eye

1. n. a busybody; a person who watches or monitors other people’s actions: a floorwalker, a detective, a hall-monitor. Some old eagle-eye across the street saw me standing in the cold and called my wife who came down and let me in.
2. n. an eye or eyes with very keen vision. Keep your eagle-eye trained on the entrance.
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The Crown Prince of Dubai, HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, has posted a video on Instagram of an eagle-eye view of Dubai -- literally
FANS will be able to enjoy genuine eagle-eye footage of this weekend's Ryder Cup thanks to a publicity stunt arranged by online betting firm Betfair.
PROPERTY MAGAZINE Hollywood star It's not often that Hollywood movie stars drop by but it's all part of the rich history of a glorious country house in the village of Adderbury near Banbury, just part of our free Property magazine FRIDAY MAGAZINE Hospital history Faded black and white photos of nurses, immaculate in starched white hats, making beds under the eagle-eye of matron, are typical of times gone-by that seem unimaginable in today's more relaxed NHS.
We novice entrants into the catering industry at the original Birmingham College of Technology, Department of Bakery and Catering, under the eagle-eye of the great Louis Klein, were privileged indeed if we were chosen to act as junior support staff at that noted establishment.
His historical evidence is a survey of anti-sprawl arguments through the twentieth century; on top of this lies an eagle-eye for the mistakes of statistics, the common assumptions carried over from one learned paper to another, and to a common human logic that rejects conspiracy theories except from those one agrees with.
Except for a cover of Eagle-Eye Cherry's "Save Tonight," Mindi co-composed all the tracks.
Despite his famous family, Eagle-Eye Cherry is the most unlikely pop star you could ever wish to meet.
FOR most of his life, Eagle-Eye Cherry has lived in the shadow of his jazz musician father, Don Cherry, and half-sister, singer Neneh.
But Eagle-Eye got to grips with his ego and his talent to come up with a superb debut album, which includes his current hit single Save Tonight.