sleep with one eye open

sleep with one eye open

To stay awake or sleep very lightly so as to remain very wary, cautious, or alert. I won't forget this insult. You'd better start sleeping with one eye open, because I'll get my revenge.
See also: eye, one, open, sleep

sleep with one eye open

sleep very lightly so as to be aware of what is happening around you.
See also: eye, one, open, sleep
References in classic literature ?
A cautious man is proverbially said to sleep with one eye open.
Ducks closer to the edges sleep with one eye open while resting half the brain.
A new study suggests that crocodiles can sleep with one eye open.
Hamilton should be going to sleep with one eye open.
Plus, Liam will suggest to Deacon that he should now sleep with one eye open.
He'd have to sleep with one eye open if he'd slapped me
They're the ones who sleep with one eye open, firmly fixed on the inevitable early-morning trill of the office smartphone.
and the ideology of political Islam in Egypt worries me, so I need to sleep with one eye open," said Ilan Mizrahi, a former Israeli national security adviser and ex-deputy head of Mossad.
And did you know that birds sleep with one eye open, half their brain awake, half asleep?
It's been over a year, and I do still ask questions, but I have learned that most mothers have doubts, secretly wish for some quiet time, plan out an idealistic future for their children, worry at the sound of a simple sneeze, sleep with one eye open, and are under appreciated.
We continue to sleep with one eye open to ensure that credit unions aren't targeted.
Chris has been joined by Michael Daves (Steve Martin, Tony Trischka, and Rosanne Cash) on Sleep with One Eye Open, the album is a collection of 16 traditional tunes by bluegrass legends like The Monroe Brothers, The Louvin Brothers, Jimmy Martin, and Flatt & Scruggs.
And when I slept, I had to sleep with one eye open because a thief could have thrown me into that great sea of the Amazon where all of the Andean rivers flow.