sleep with one eye open

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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.
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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
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Jaime told me that her life consisted of constantly walking on egg shells and sleeping with one eye open, as anything could trigger the next act of violence.
For the last few nights, I've been sleeping with one eye open and feeling most uncomfortable in my own home.
Alison, on the other hand, is still sleeping with one eye open as she is forced to stay at home with her family - who she doesn't trust.
"I am going to enjoy and love our new baby with all my heart, but it will always be like sleeping with one eye open to protect my child.
That said, it's the other pretenders to the throne, particularly NBC Sports Network and CBS Sports Network, that probably should be sleeping with one eye open.
After sleeping with one eye open, we embarked on a dawn trek through the jungle and onto a piranha filled lake in dugout canoes, then a night adventure up the river in search of caymans.
Show Me Your Wardrobe (Sky Living, tomorrow, 8.30pm) | THE celebrities ought to start sleeping with one eye open - because Jackie Dixon and Zara Martin are on to them, and on a mission to inform the public of any fashion skeletons lurking in their closets.
I was pretty sceptical at first though as my mum tried making her own wine back in the 70s and I seem to remember we were tiptoeing round the house and sleeping with one eye open all the time in case it exploded and what for?
After sleeping with one eye open we embarked on a dawn trek through the jungle and onto a piranha filled lake in dugout canoes.
"It's almost like sleeping with one eye open," she said, but she added that people need to continue living their lives.
Have you ever tried sleeping with one eye open whilst clutching a shoe?
United chiefs hope that Shay Given will still be one of those players, while Toon fans are probably still sleeping with one eye open with regards to Michael Owen and Charles N'Zogbia, who have both indicated their Newcastle futures may be ending sooner rather than later.
This, in cat parlance, means sleeping with one eye open.
Sleeping With one Eye Open: Women Writers and the Art of Survival,