not believe (one's) ears(redirected from not believe your eyes)
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.
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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.
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!
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