with your eyes open

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.
See also: eye, open
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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.
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with your ˈeyes open

knowing 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.
See also: eye, open
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Synopsis: In "Dream With Your Eyes Open: An Entrepreneurial Journey", first-generation entrepreneur and UTV-founder Ronnie Screwvala details his vast experiences and the myriad lessons learnt from more than two decades of building some successful (and some not-so-successful) businesses, bringing clarity to a quickly changing business landscape and making an impassioned case for the role of entrepreneurship in India's future.
Critique: Exceptionally well written, organized and presented, "Dream With Your Eyes Open" is especially recommended to the attention of anyone who has every had a product or business concept or idea; are contemplating running their own business or want to improve the business venture they have been operating; considering leaving there secure but unfulfilling professional job to pursue the dream of owning their own business.
Some people ask 'But won't closing your eyes make it impossible for you to see where the ball is going?' Yes, but research has shown that when you try to putt with your eyes open, there is interference with the brain/muscle control system.
It also compromises freedom of movement; try turning your head with your eyes open in shock.
Which makes you dizzier, spinning with your eyes open or closed?