with (one's) eyes wide open

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with (one's) eyes wide open

With full awareness. I know they're offering you a lot of money, but make sure you go into this situation with your eyes wide 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, wide

with eyes wide open

verb
See also: eye, open, wide
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But he had not looked at her long when he gave a cry of surprise and sat there with his eyes wide open, his fork in the air, and his mouth filled with bread and cauliflower.
Whether Mr Quilp took any sleep by snatches of a few winks at a time, or whether he sat with his eyes wide open all night long, certain it is that he kept his cigar alight, and kindled every fresh one from the ashes of that which was nearly consumed, without requiring the assistance of a candle.
He propped the book before him, and propped his eyelids with his fingers, and fell asleep with his eyes wide open.
The effect of the voice was such as almost to overpower Aramis, and notwithstanding his control over himself, he advanced a few steps towards him, with his eyes wide open and his lips trembling.
The hangman struggled into a sitting posture directly, and with his eyes wide open, looked towards him.
Either love is blind or her lover has gone ahead with the engagement with his eyes wide open - knowing he's marrying a woman who killed her previous husband.
Kirsty Lunn, 25, said Joshua was born with his eyes wide open and was destined to be nosey from birth.
Stewart came into Scot t ish football with his eyes wide open but he might have preferred a quieter arrival than he's had.
I was the only kid who anybody I knew has ever seen actually walk into a lamppost with his eyes wide open.
Bruce said: ``Christophe came here with his eyes wide open.
He's going in there with his eyes wide open, a new wardrobe and lots of advice from wife Gail about fellow contestants, including glamour girl Lucy Pinder.
His mum Rosslyn, 48, of Barmulloch, Glasgow, said: "Ross was a committed professional who went in with his eyes wide open.