out of the corner of your eye

out the corner of (one's) eye

Fleetingly. Said of things that one sees quickly and briefly, rather than clearly. Out the corner of my eye, I saw something moving in the bushes, and it turned out to be a stray cat.
See also: corner, eye, of, out

out of the corner of your ˈeye

at the edge of your vision; indirectly: I just caught sight of him out of the corner of my eye, so I couldn’t say exactly what he looked like.
See also: corner, eye, of, out
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