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open (one's) eyes

1. To see or realize the truth about something. Open your eyes, Stan—they're just using you for cheap labor!
2. To cause one to see or realize the truth about something. The documentary really opened my eyes about the conditions in that country.
See also: eye, open
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open your/somebody’s ˈeyes (to something)

realize or make somebody realize the truth about something: The trip to China really opened our eyes.He opened my eyes to the beauty of poetry. ▶ an ˈeye-opener noun: The programme on police methods was a real eye-opener for me.
See also: eye, open
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open (one's) eyes

To become aware of the truth of a situation.
See also: eye, open
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The first initiative, entitled Open Eyes, aims to help with the seamless delivery of eye care through a variety of settings, supporting electronic referrals from secondary healthcare.
Addressing to Pakistani community in Jeddah, the minister said that it was a time to open eyes as enemies were attacking us from every front, reported PTV channel.
The residents have demanded of district Administration, District price control Committee, price magistrate and district market committee to open eyes and take action to control inflation as soon as possible.
When that man left tears froze her open eyes with lashes black spears of
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The fourth section, "The Open Eyes of the Dead," is filled with poems about those who died violently, all too common in contemporary history, both in war and peace.