with (one's) eyes (wide) 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.
See also: eye, open
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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.
See also: eye, open
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

with one's eyes open

Fully aware, as in We started this project with our eyes open and are not surprised at the results. [First half of 1900s] Also see keep one's eyes open.
See also: eye, open
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

with your eyes open (or with open eyes)

fully aware of the risks and other implications of an action or situation.
1999 Salman Rushdie The Ground Beneath Her Feet I've always liked to stick my face right up against the hot sweaty broken surface of what was being done, with my eyes open.
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with your ˈeyes open

knowing what you are doing, what to expect, and what the results may be: If a marriage is to work, both partners must go into it with their eyes open.
See also: eye, open
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with eyes open

verb
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with one’s eyes open

verb
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with (one’s) eyes (wide) open

mod. totally aware of what is going on. I went into this with my eyes open.
See also: eye, open, wide
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.

with (one's) eyes open

Aware of the risks involved.
See also: eye, open
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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References in classic literature ?
Louis, with his eyes open, could not resist the deception of this cruel hallucination.
Peter Davey, like Ulysses tied to the mast of his ship, with his eyes open to all that goes around him, has known how to resist the temptation of Scylla and Charybdis and has escaped unharmed, after his long odyssey, to now reach his Ithaca.