the scales fall from somebody's eyes

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the scales fall from somebody's eyes

To suddenly be able to see a situation clearly and accurately. I used to be so in love with Andrew, but now that we've broken up, the scales have fallen from my eyes, and I can see how selfish he truly is! Once you start working somewhere new, it doesn't take long until the scales fall from your eyes, and you can see all of the problems of your "perfect" new job.
See also: eye, fall, Scales

the scales fall from your eyes

LITERARY
If the scales fall from your eyes, you suddenly realise the truth about something after a long period of not understanding it or of being deceived about it. It was at that point that the scales finally fell from his eyes and he realised he had made a dreadful mistake. Note: This is a reference to the Bible story of Saul, who became blind after he had a vision of God on the road to Damascus. Saul became a Christian after Ananias, a follower of Jesus, restored his sight. The Bible says: `And immediately there fell from his eyes as it had been scales: and he received sight forthwith, and arose, and was baptized.' (Acts 9:18)
See also: eye, fall, Scales

the scales fall from someone's eyes

someone is no longer deceived.
In the Bible, this expression described how St Paul, blinded by his vision on the road to Damascus, received his sight back at the hand of God (Acts 9:18).
See also: eye, fall, Scales

the ˌscales fall from somebody’s ˈeyes

(literary) somebody finally understands the truth about something: It wasn’t until much later that the scales fell from his eyes and he realized that she’d been lying to him.In the Bible, this expression describes the moment when St Paul suddenly began to believe in Jesus and was able to see again.
See also: eye, fall, Scales
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Eventually the scales fell from his eyes and he went home in hopes of attaining servant status in his father's household (Luke 15:16-19).
Even in Paul's road-to-Damascus experience, it wasn't until he met with Ananias that the scales fell from his eyes and he was baptized.
Ann, who lives in Walsall, said: "He told other people at church the scales fell from his eyes and he had fallen in love with me."
Finally, Up From Conservatism is partly a memoirist's account of how and when the scales fell from his eyes: how, for example, Lind realized that Buckley was willing to play ball with Robertson after Lind had exposed Robertson's book as a heap of recycled conspiracy theories.
Tom McMillen, and the scales fell from his eyes. It has long been illegal to use a congressman's office suite for soliciting contributions.
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