In the eyes of somebody/something - Idioms by The Free Dictionary
in the eyes of somebody/something
in the eyes of (someone)
In someone's view or opinion. I won't be a success in the eyes of my mother unless I become a neurosurgeon.
in the eyes of somebody/something,
in somebody’s eyes according to somebody/something; in somebody’s opinion: You may believe that what you are doing is right, but in the eyes of the law it’s a crime.