half\ an\ eye

half\ an\ eye
n. phr.
A slight glance; a quick look.

The substitute teacher could see with half an eye that she was going to have trouble with the class.

While Mary was cooking she kept half an eye on the baby to see that he didn't get into mischief.


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  • Half an eye — Eye Eye ([imac]), n. [OE. eghe, eighe, eie, eye, AS. e[ a]ge; akin to OFries. [=a]ge, OS. [=o]ga, D. oog, Ohg. ouga, G. auge, Icel. auga, Sw. [ o]ga, Dan. [ o]ie, Goth. aug[=o]; cf. OSlav. oko, Lith. akis, L. okulus, Gr. o kkos, eye, o sse, the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • half an eye — {n. phr.} A slight glance; a quick look. * /The substitute teacher could see with half an eye that she was going to have trouble with the class./ * /While Mary was cooking she kept half an eye on the baby to see that he didn t get into mischief./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • half an eye — {n. phr.} A slight glance; a quick look. * /The substitute teacher could see with half an eye that she was going to have trouble with the class./ * /While Mary was cooking she kept half an eye on the baby to see that he didn t get into mischief./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • half an eye — noun : partial vision; especially : a casual or careless glance * * * I used in reference to a slight degree of perception or attention he kept half an eye on the house as he worked II see eye …   Useful english dictionary

  • have half an eye on something — have/keep half an eye on (something/someone) to watch something or someone without giving them all your attention. I had half an eye on the TV while I was writing my letter. She kept half an eye on the kids all through our conversation …   New idioms dictionary

  • have half an eye on someone — have/keep half an eye on (something/someone) to watch something or someone without giving them all your attention. I had half an eye on the TV while I was writing my letter. She kept half an eye on the kids all through our conversation …   New idioms dictionary

  • have half an eye on — have/keep half an eye on (something/someone) to watch something or someone without giving them all your attention. I had half an eye on the TV while I was writing my letter. She kept half an eye on the kids all through our conversation …   New idioms dictionary

  • keep half an eye on something — have/keep half an eye on (something/someone) to watch something or someone without giving them all your attention. I had half an eye on the TV while I was writing my letter. She kept half an eye on the kids all through our conversation …   New idioms dictionary

  • keep half an eye on someone — have/keep half an eye on (something/someone) to watch something or someone without giving them all your attention. I had half an eye on the TV while I was writing my letter. She kept half an eye on the kids all through our conversation …   New idioms dictionary

  • keep half an eye on — have/keep half an eye on (something/someone) to watch something or someone without giving them all your attention. I had half an eye on the TV while I was writing my letter. She kept half an eye on the kids all through our conversation …   New idioms dictionary

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