open your eyes

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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

open your eyes

If you open your eyes, you suddenly make an effort to notice things that you had not noticed before. Every city has its problems. You have only to open your eyes to see them.
See also: eye, open

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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Originally the brainchild of staff at Severn Primary School the first Open Your Eyes Week was held in 2015 with the help and support of nearby businesses.
The Open Your Eyes Roadshow is touring cities around the country giving people vital information and advice about eye conditions.
RNIB's Open Your Eyes campaign aims to raise awareness of the vital importance of regular eye tests in preventing sight loss as although nine out of ten people fear losing their sight above any other sense, one in three still fails to have regular eye tests.
The Open Your Eyes Roadshow is at Gateshead MetroCentre, Friday 17, Saturday November 18.
Indeed, the nineteen stories in Open Your Eyes and Soar suggest that explicit reference to the conditions in Cuba is not even necessary--offhand references and bitter humor make their case quite well on their own.
Mary Berg is one of the most accomplished translators of Spanish today, and in Open Your Eyes and Soar, Berg, working with six other experienced translators, has created an exceptionally smooth and accessible translation.
Contemporary Fiction by Cuban Women (edited by Mirta Yanez and translated by Dick Cluster and Cindy Schuster, with a foreword by Ruth Behar) and Open Your Eyes and Soar.
You can close your eyes and pray that she'll come back - or you can open your eyes and see all she's left.
You can cry and close your mind, be empty and turn your back - or you can do what she'd want: 'Smile, open your eyes, love and go on.
Open your eyes to a new sheer shimmer gloss or color bas