open\ one's\ eyes

open\ one's\ eyes
• open (up) one's eyes
v. phr.
To make a person see or understand the truth; make a person realize; tell a person what is really happening or what really exists.

Mary didn't believe that her cousin could be mean until the cousin opened Mary's eyes by scratching and biting her.

John's eyes were opened up to the world of nature when he visited his grandfather's farm.

Compare: eyes open, wise up to

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  • open one's eyes — or[open up one s eyes] {v. phr.} To make a person see or understand the truth; make a person realize; tell a person what is really happening or what really exists. * /Mary didn t believe that her cousin could be mean until the cousin opened Mary… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • open one's eyes — or[open up one s eyes] {v. phr.} To make a person see or understand the truth; make a person realize; tell a person what is really happening or what really exists. * /Mary didn t believe that her cousin could be mean until the cousin opened Mary… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • open one's eyes — phrasal 1. : to cause one to stare with wonder or amazement 2. : to awaken one to a knowledge or realization of something usually unpleasant …   Useful english dictionary

  • open up one's eyes — See: OPEN ONE S EYES …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • open up one's eyes — See: OPEN ONE S EYES …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • open\ up\ one's\ eyes — • open (up) one s eyes v. phr. To make a person see or understand the truth; make a person realize; tell a person what is really happening or what really exists. Mary didn t believe that her cousin could be mean until the cousin opened Mary s… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • close\ one's\ eyes — • close one s eyes • shut one s eyes v. phr. To refuse to see or think about. The park is beautiful if you shut your eyes to the litter. The ice was very thin, but the boys shut their eyes to the danger and went skating. Compare: open one s eyes …   Словарь американских идиом

  • shut\ one's\ eyes — • close one s eyes • shut one s eyes v. phr. To refuse to see or think about. The park is beautiful if you shut your eyes to the litter. The ice was very thin, but the boys shut their eyes to the danger and went skating. Compare: open one s eyes …   Словарь американских идиом

  • close one's eyes — or[shut one s eyes] {v. phr.} To refuse to see or think about. * /The park is beautiful if you shut your eyes to the litter./ * /The ice was very thin, but the boys shut their eyes to the danger and went skating./ Compare: OPEN ONE S EYES …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • close one's eyes — or[shut one s eyes] {v. phr.} To refuse to see or think about. * /The park is beautiful if you shut your eyes to the litter./ * /The ice was very thin, but the boys shut their eyes to the danger and went skating./ Compare: OPEN ONE S EYES …   Dictionary of American idioms

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