not believe (one's) ears

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not believe (one's) ears

To be shocked or surprised by what one is hearing or has heard. I can't believe my ears! You're not playing with me, right? I really got the job? Jen didn't believe her ears when she heard her sister say that she was moving to Texas.
See also: believe, ear, not

not believe one's ears

Fig. not believe the news that one has heard. I couldn't believe my ears when Mary said I won the first prize.
See also: believe, ear, not

not believe one's eyes

Fig. not to believe what one is seeing; to be shocked or dumbfounded at what one is seeing. I walked into the room and I couldn't believe my eyes. All the furniture had been stolen! When Jimmy opened his birthday present, he could hardly believe his eyes. Just what he wanted!
See also: believe, eye, not
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25 years ago A TEESSIDE woman could not believe her eyes when two jets "buzzed" Poole Hospital, Nunthorpe.
STUNNED Sarah Crane could not believe her eyes when she saw the sock-ond coming - the face of Jesus on a crumpled sock.
Summary: Alyazia, an orphaned young girl, could not believe her eyes when she saw 'Baba Mohammed' standing right in front of her.
Barry resident Jean Moore could not believe her eyes when she saw council workmen use cutting machinery to remove brambles and tree branches from the park near her house in Wolfe Close, Barry.
Civil servant Jo Wilson said she could not believe her eyes when she opened The Journal on Saturday and read about the Government-backed Work Wise campaign aimed at encouraging flexible working.
Andrea Mabbett could not believe her eyes when cable giant ntl-Telewest sent her a mailshot despite having repeatedly failed to repair her faulty connection.
Chronicle reader Edith Lockey could not believe her eyes when she joined the list of winners for our Big Casino competition ( because her specs had broken as she opened the paper.
She could not believe her eyes when we saw the exhausted cat, precariously balanced on the edge of a piece of furniture, piled of top of other furniture.
GARDA Helen McSweeney could not believe her eyes when she saw a suicidal man jump back into a river she'd rescued him from just the day before.
Samantha Williams, who was visiting her boyfriend's parents' house at the time, could not believe her eyes when Sir Paul swept past in his green Jaguar.
The keep-fit enthusiast, from Albrighton, Shrop-shire, said she could not believe her eyes when she saw what she had done.
When Avril came back from work one day to discover the railing, she could not believe her eyes.
Leona could not believe her eyes when Fifi turned up at her home in Leeming, North Yorks.
Joyce Burke, 73, who is warden at Christ Church in Shieldfield, Newcastle, could not believe her eyes when the fire broke out in the empty student accommodation on nearby Falconar Street.
Kathleen Corban, from Ballybane, Galway, told Galway Civil Court she could not believe her eyes when she saw the pincers of the insect crawling around her bag of Walkers crisps