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with eyes open

With full knowledge or awareness. A noun or pronoun can be used between "with" and "eyes." Also, "wide" can be used before "open." If you don't sign this contract with eyes wide open, you're going to get yourself into trouble.
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with (one's) eyes (wide) open

Fig. totally aware of what is going on. I went into this with my eyes open. We all started with eyes open but didn't realize what could happen to us.
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with one's eyes open

Fully aware, as in We started this project with our eyes open and are not surprised at the results. [First half of 1900s] Also see keep one's eyes open.
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with your eyes open (or with open eyes)

fully aware of the risks and other implications of an action or situation.
1999 Salman Rushdie The Ground Beneath Her Feet I've always liked to stick my face right up against the hot sweaty broken surface of what was being done, with my eyes open.
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with your ˈeyes open

knowing what you are doing, what to expect, and what the results may be: If a marriage is to work, both partners must go into it with their eyes open.
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with eyes open

verb
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with (one's) eyes open

Aware of the risks involved.
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Citing the need to "either apply more resources internally or join with someone else" to effectively compete in the U.
Don't say-"We need to join with the group down the street, which is joining with three other groups because everyone is crawling into bed with someone to try to be prepared for whatever comes out of Washington, since we're going to be left out in the cold if we don't do something quickly, and we will never get the managed care contract from the big companies in town if we don't join with someone quickly.