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get an eyeful

To see a surprising or unexpected sight. I sure got an eyeful when I walked in on Al while he was trying on his artichoke costume.
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eyeful (of someone or something)

Fig. a shocking or surprising sight. (*Typically: get ~; have ~; give someone ~.) The office door opened for a minute and I got an eyeful of the interior. Mary got an eyeful of the company's extravagant spending when she saw the bill for the executive board's catered lunch.

have/get an ˈeyeful (of something)

(British English, spoken) look carefully at something that is interesting or unusual: Quick! Come and get an eyeful of this!
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n. the sight of something that one was not meant to see. I got an eyeful of that contract. Yikes! What a giveaway!