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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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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 eyes open

verb
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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.
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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 ?
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. Then he surrendered, and, scarcely conscious of what he did, got off his clothes and into bed.
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.
But he's gone into it with his eyes wide open and is thoroughly relishing the challenge.
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.
In the picture, which has reportedly been shown to high-level television bosses, the 51-year-old dead superstar is said to be lying on a metal autopsy table, with his eyes wide open and his head shaved.
"He'll go into this bout with his eyes wide open, and hopefully, it will be the second fight of a long and successful pro career."
"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 knew exactly what he was getting himself into.
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.
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.