with eyes open

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with (one's) eyes (wide) open

With keen or complete knowledge, awareness, or expectations. I know they're offering you a lot of money, but make sure you go into this situation with your eyes open—it could be a scam. Considering John's history of infidelity, Claudia knew she could only take him back with her eyes wide open.
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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.
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with (one's) eyes (wide) open

Fig. totally aware of what is going on. I went into this with my eyes open. We all started with eyes open but didn't realize what could happen to us.
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with eyes open

verb
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with (one's) eyes open

Aware of the risks involved.
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"She just sat with her eyes wide open, clutching a phone into which she was yelling words which weren't too clear.
"All this was done by a woman with her eyes wide open and in serious breach of trust.