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under the (watchful) eye of

Under the careful protection, care, or surveillance of (someone). They were supposed to be under the watchful eye of the teachers during the field trip, but two of the students managed to slip away undetected and went missing in the nearby woods. One had to be extremely careful what one said publicly back in those days, as we were all under the eye of the Soviet Union.
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under the (watchful) eye of somebody

being watched carefully by somebody: The children played under the watchful eye of their father.
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Fellside Primary School pupil Moore started playing three years ago under the watchful eye of his coach Julia Knox.
Last week the fish were released into the Afon Ystrad, near Denbigh, under the watchful eye of Colin Blythin, the Trust's education officer.
Summary: Playful panda cub Fu Hu experienced his first snowfall on Tuesday, under the watchful eye of his mother Yang Yang.
Under the watchful eye of the Abbey's clergy and numerous tourists, the dig finds the remains of a whole row of houses and workshops built right up against the Abbey.
Also: Backup cornerback Michael Norris (knee) ran under the watchful eye of trainers Monday and could play against Rice, Dorrell said.
As I leave here and become your most demanding customer, I do so without fear, knowing that every system, every piece of hardware, every critical service has passed under the watchful eye of the men and women of the Defense Contract Management Agency.
The two-story townhouse is being re-constructed under the watchful eye of Fauci's company, J & M Industries, Inc.
He adds the idea falls in line with both the forestry practices occurring under the watchful eye of the Timiskaming Forestry Alliance--regarded as a model to be emulated elsewhere by the province--and common business sense.
Under Communist rule the Polish government encouraged amateur filmmaking as a leisure activity for workers, though these nonprofessionals were, naturally, viewed with skepticism by their professional brethren, who labored under the watchful eye of the government censor and were hardly eager to share their few privileges.
In this setting, Rundles, a restaurant housed in a former boathouse overlooking the river, has prospered and grown incrementally over the last thirty years under the watchful eye of the same proprietor.
On ramps and by crane, vehicle-after-vehicle moves aboard the USNS Pollux, under the watchful eye of Soldiers of the 1192nd Transportation Terminal Brigade.
Under the watchful eye of his brother, Michael Cosio, 1, Marquis Cosio, 4 (right), tries to sink the ball in one of the many holes he played Tuesday evening at the CentroLatino Americano's 1st Annual Puttz Invitational.
But Agis has been raised in seclusion under the watchful eye of Hermocrates (Ben Kingsley), who has taught him to unequivocally hate the princess, to distrust all females, and to reject love.
Nursing homes can expect to continue to be under the watchful eye of the Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General (OIG) this year, according to the OIG's 2002 Work Plan.
Datcher, reared under the watchful eye of his mother, spent his early years in a Long Beach, California housing project where "I never saw a father living in a household.