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see things

To see visual hallucinations or imagine things that are not really there. There's no dog in the backyard—you're seeing things. I could have sworn the contract said we were entitled to a lower price, but I must have been seeing things.
See also: see, thing

seeing things

imagining that one sees someone or something that is not there. Lisa says that she saw a ghost, but she was just seeing things. I thought I was seeing things when Bill walked into the room. Someone had told me he was dead.
See also: seeing, thing

seeing things

Experiencing hallucinations or delusions, as in I thought I saw my father, but I must have been seeing things; he died twenty years ago . [First half of 1900s]
See also: seeing, thing

ˈsee/ˈhear things

(informal) see/hear things that are not really there: So it was you that was playing the piano! I thought I was hearing things. ♢ (humorous) Tom’s washing the dishes — I must be seeing things!
See also: hear, see, thing