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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"I am under no illusions about this job and I have come into it with my eyes wide open."
Critique: An extraordinary account of an extraordinary life, "With My Eyes Wide Open: Miracles and Mistakes on My Way Back to KoRn" is unreservedly recommended and ultimately inspiring reading.
"With My Eyes Wide Open" is a deeply engaging and candid personal story that is a consistently compelling read from beginning to end.
"I came into the situation with my eyes wide open and it's my intention to see it through."
"I've done a lot of research and I am going over there with my eyes wide open and I am really looking forward to it, it's a great opportunity.
"But I came here with my eyes wide open. From day one I knew it was going to be tough, and we won't go down without a fight."
"All I see with my eyes wide open is a team that doesn't perform when it comes to the World Cup and the European Championship.
"I came into it with my eyes wide open and knew it was going to be a tough job," said Gill.
Breaking the chains that's been holding me down, Turning a corner, I'm singing a new song, Moving forward, I'm not looking back, Jumping with a leap of faith , as high as I can, Having the strength to cope with the storms of life, accepting the challenges I may come across on my path, Not feeling frightened, I'm going to be fine, I've got hope in my life and wisdom inside, Always aware of what's going on, With my eyes wide open I feel strong, The chains have gone, I feel set free, No longer have they got a hold over me.
I went in with my eyes wide open but the lack of professionalism among some of the players was shocking.
He said: "I am well aware of the challenge which faces us, so I am going into this with my eyes wide open.
He said: "I came into this job with my eyes wide open - but nothing had prepared me for what the day of my first Old Firm match would be like.
"I came in to this league with my eyes wide open. I always felt it would be a physical league.
I stayed hours with my eyes wide open, looking at the jersey on a chair by the bed.
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