with eyes wide open

with eyes (wide) open

With keen or complete knowledge, awareness, or expectations. If you don't sign this contract with eyes wide open, you're going to get yourself into trouble. Some guys forget to go into relationships with their eyes open, and they're the ones who end up getting hurt.
See also: eye, open

with eyes wide open

verb
See also: eye, open, wide
References in classic literature ?
Kutuzov looked at him with eyes wide open with dismay and then took off his cap and crossed himself:
Paralysed, stiffened with anguish, my hair standing on end, with eyes wide open, panting, without breath, and without voice, I too was watching!
As the UAE draws down and redeploys its forces in Yemen, we do so in the same way we began -- with eyes wide open. We understood the challenges then and we understand them today.
'We're coming here with eyes wide open and keep an open mind on who's available and we'll see.'
Anderson that these emotions trigger facial expressions that are very far apart structurally, one with eyes wide open and the other with eyes pinched, asserting that the reason for that is to allow the eye to harness the properties of light that are most useful in these situations.
* "Abuse crisis is actually a hierarchy crisis" (NCR, April 30) and other columns demonstrate that Catholics are seeing today's church with eyes wide open. But if it is true that all of us laypeople form part of the people of God and are eligible to be moved by the Holy Spirit, it follows that we share responsibility.
All three agencies made their assessments with eyes wide open, noting the significant economic challenges that Worcester faces.
Artist Beena Samuel's Dreaming With Eyes Wide Open exhibition of watercolours, silk paintings and mixed media which opened on October 15 has evoked an enthusiastic response from Dubai art lovers.
Ms Kelly's suggestion regarding right-to-buy leaseholding should be entered into with eyes wide open, ask existing leaseholding friends and neighbours.
He exposes his characters to an unblinking scrutiny, probing their yearning, desire, and heart-break with eyes wide open. At only 34, this enfant terrible with an MFA from the Art Institute of Chicago and a growing reputation in Europe already boasts a signature style.
In Hoodwinked: Watching Movies With Eyes Wide Open, one of America's foremost alternative media analysts, Uri Dowbenko, deftly deconstructs popular and influential movies ranging from "The Matrix", to "Fight Club"; to "The Truman Show", to "Wag the Dog", and so many others.
"Adorno" is an exhibition with eyes wide open to the question of relevance.
We've both entered into these talks with eyes wide open.
That we're willing to look ourselves in the mirror with eyes wide open -- witness this piece -- signifies a healthy ego, and assurance of a secure future.