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keep (one's) eye(s) skinned (for someone or something)
To remain vigilant or carefully watchful (for someone or something). They should be arriving any minute, so keep your eyes skinned. Keep your eye skinned for a birthday gift we could give your mother. Tell everyone to keep their eyes skinned for the health inspector. We heard she'll be doing a surprise inspection someday soon.
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keep your ˈeyes open/peeled/skinned (for somebody/something)watch carefully (for somebody/something): Keep your eyes peeled, and if you see anything suspicious, call the police immediately.
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keep your eyes peeled/skinned
Be particularly watchful; remain alert. This American expression dates from the mid-nineteenth century and presumably likens peeled or skinned to being wide open. An early reference in print occurs in J. S. Robb’s Squatter Life (1847): “Keep your eye skinned for Injuns.”
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- keep (one's) eye(s) out (for something or someone)
- keep eye out
- keep (one's) eye(s) peeled (for something or someone)
- keep eyes peeled
- keep an eye out for
- keep an eye out for (someone or something)
- keep (one's) eye out for (someone or something)
- keep (one's) eye(s) open (for someone or something)
- keep eyes
- keep one's eyes open