keep (one's) eye(s) open (for someone or something)

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keep (one's) eye(s) open (for someone or something)

To remain vigilant or carefully watchful (for something or someone). They should be arriving any minute, so keep your eyes open. Keep your eye open for a birthday gift we could give your mother. Tell everyone to keep their eyes open for the health inspector. We heard she'll be doing a surprise inspection someday soon.
See also: keep, open, someone

keep one's eyes open (for someone or something)

 and keep one's eyes peeled (for someone or something)
Fig. to remain alert and watchful for someone or something. (The entry with peeled is informal. Peel refers to moving the eyelids back. See also keep an eye out (for someone or something).) I'm keeping my eyes open for a sale on winter coats. Please keep your eyes peeled for Mary. She's due to arrive here any time. Okay. I'll keep my eyes open.
See also: eye, keep, open

keep one's eyes open

Also, keep one's eyes peeled or skinned . Be watchful and observant. For example, We should keep our eyes open for a change in the wind's direction, or Keep your eyes peeled for the teacher. The first phrase dates from the late 1800s; the second and third, both colloquial and alluding to the lids not covering the eyes, date from the mid-1800s and 1830s, respectively.
See also: eye, keep, open

keep your eyes open

If you keep your eyes open for something, you look carefully at things in order to find something. Keep your eyes open for hostels advertised at bus and train stations.
See also: eye, keep, open

keep your eyes open (or peeled or skinned)

be on the alert; watch carefully or vigilantly for something.
See also: eye, keep, open

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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1 Root out weeds Keep your eyes open for any early weeds coming through the cracks in your patio or path.
You are the only newspaper to keep your eyes open for consumers and the rip-offs we endure.
So as you are walking around, keep your eyes open for unusual sights.
Todd Stein and Steven McIntyre of the Texas Hedge Report point out that Beijing is seeking to welcome other resource-rich nations into its "historical glow." "Keep your eyes open for stepped up greenback dumping by China in exchange for natural resources such as oil-bearing properties or perhaps more mines," they advise.
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"The best advice is to keep your eyes open for lower prices but not to drive around specially which would negate the saving.
But when you look closely, when you listen to alternative radio, when you read outside-the-mainstream periodicals like The Progressive, Z, The Nation, In These Times, when you check out the stories in The Nuclear Resister or the newsletters put out by Jonah House in Baltimore, when you keep your eyes open for unorthodox sources of information, you can begin to realize how many people in this country and all over the world do not accept the political and economic system that now dominates.
Keep your mind open and always keep your eyes open for what is hot.
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