with eyes open(redirected from with their eyes wide open)
with eyes open
With full knowledge or awareness. A noun or pronoun can be used between "with" and "eyes." "Wide" is often used before "open." If you don't sign this contract with eyes open, you're going to get yourself into trouble. Some guys forget to go out there with their eyes open, and they're the ones who end up getting hurt.
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.
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.
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.
with your ˈeyes openknowing 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.
with eyes openverb
with (one's) eyes open
Aware of the risks involved.