eyes like saucers

eyes like saucers

Wide eyes, likely due to surprise or awe. We all had eyes like saucers when Mom and Aunt Judy started screaming at each other during dinner.
See also: eye, like, saucer

eyes like saucers

Fig. eyes opened widely as in amazement. Our eyes were like saucers as we witnessed another display of the manager's temper.
See also: eye, like, saucer
References in classic literature ?
"I think you are right, my dear; but you have lived in the country, and have n't yet learned that modesty has gone out of fashion." And with a good-night kiss, grandma left Polly to dream dreadfully of dancing in jockey costume, on a great stage; while Tom played a big drum in the orchestra; and the audience all wore the faces of her father and mother, looking sorrowfully at her, with eyes like saucers, and faces as red as Fanny's sash.
Eyes like saucers, he tugged at my trouser leg (my lad that is, not Warwick) and tried to surreptitiously point to the mini actor.