eyes\ open

eyes\ open
1. Careful watch or attention; readiness to see. - Usually used with "for".

Keep your eyes open for a boy in a red cap and sweater.

The hunter had his eyes open for rabbits.

They drove on with their eyes open for a gas station.

Syn.: eye out, keep one's eyes peeled
2. Full knowledge; especially of consequences; understanding of what will or might result. - Used with "have" or "with".

Automobile racing is dangerous. Bob went into it with his eyes open.

Betty had her eyes open when she got married.

Contrast: close one's eyes

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