with (one's) eyes shut

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with (one's) eyes shut

With very little or no difficulty; in a relaxed, carefree, or effortless manner. It took me a little while to get used to this job, but now I could do it with my eyes shut! You should ask Johnny for help—he does this level of math with his eyes shut.
See also: eye, shut

with your eyes shut (or closed)

1 without having to make much effort; easily. 2 without considering the possible difficulties or consequences.
1 1994 New Scientist I can knock off pages of eco-babble for the UN with my eyes shut.
See also: eye, shut

(be able to do something) with your ˈeyes shut/closed

(be able to do something) very easily, especially because you have done it many times before: She’s driven up to Scotland so often that she can do it with her eyes shut.
See also: closed, eye, shut
References in classic literature ?
But with his eyes shut he saw more distinctly than ever Anna's face as it had been on the memorable evening before the races.
All at once the stranger closed the book, putting in a marker, and again, leaning with his arms on the back of the sofa, sat in his former position with his eyes shut. Pierre looked at him and had not time to turn away when the old man, opening his eyes, fixed his steady and severe gaze straight on Pierre's face.
This fellow stood up with his eyes shut and his shoulders stooped forward a little, and looked as if he had his hands under his coat tails.
In our most trivial walks, we are constantly, though unconsciously, steering like pilots by certain well-known beacons and headlands, and if we go beyond our usual course we still carry in our minds the bearing of some neighboring cape; and not till we are completely lost, or turned round -- for a man needs only to be turned round once with his eyes shut in this world to be lost -- do we appreciate the vastness and strangeness of nature.
Left so fearfully alone, any other man would have lain with his eyes shut where he fell: but the gigantic brain of Hook was still working, and under its guidance he crawled on the knees along the deck as far from the sound as he could go.
So in a great hurry he called on Brother Casey to lead in prayer and while Brother Casey was praying with his eyes shut and everybody else had their heads bowed Mr.
"Do nothing of the kind," said Don Quixote; "remember the true story of the licentiate Torralva that the devils carried flying through the air riding on a stick with his eyes shut; who in twelve hours reached Rome and dismounted at Torre di Nona, which is a street of the city, and saw the whole sack and storming and the death of Bourbon, and was back in Madrid the next morning, where he gave an account of all he had seen; and he said moreover that as he was going through the air, the devil bade him open his eyes, and he did so, and saw himself so near the body of the moon, so it seemed to him, that he could have laid hold of it with his hand, and that he did not dare to look at the earth lest he should be seized with giddiness.
Beeson was speaking with his eyes shut, and he wandered.
Sir Desmond Swayne was snapped slumped over and with his eyes shut as veteran Tory Europhile Ken Clarke spoke.
But with his eyes shut tight as he clutches the ear of the bunny on the front of his plummeting cart, the Die Hard star appears terrified taking the plunge on a family day out.
PM WHILE Prime Minister Narendra Modi was addressing the nation from Red Fort on Independence Day, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, who was attending the event, started trending on social media as pictures of him with his eyes shut went viral.
But a witness said he must have been "driving with his eyes shut" not to have.
David, who has exhibited his work at the British Museum and can plait five straws in more than 50 different ways with his eyes shut, said: "It's such a lovely tradition.
National dialogue "I suggest that Bashar [Al] Assad, who is trying to operate with his eyes shut tight, open his eyes, because he is responsible", Peretz cautioned.
Spees demon Bill Blaney is so confident of beating the world motorbike land-speed record he is doing it with his eyes shut.