Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts

all eyes (are/were) on

all eyes are on
Meaning(s)
1) everyone was looking at sb/sth
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    • all eyes were on him/it
  • Analysis

    If you say that 'all eyes' were on someone it means they are the focus of attention. This could have a positive or negative connotation: "All eyes were on him as he ranted and raved." "All eyes were on him as he arrived at the party in a flashy new suit." This is an idiomatic phrase that can be used in social and professional contexts to talk about someone having the attention of others in a particular moment or situation.



  • Social Examples (Basic)
    1. During the opera, all eyes were on the singer when she hit the highest note.
    2. All eyes were on the stage when the music came on.
  • Professional Examples (Basic)
    1. When he walked in late to the meeting, all eyes were on him. It was really embarrassing.
    2. All eyes were on the new girl in marketing, as she had a plan to increase sales and everyone wanted to see how things played out.
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