Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts

keep a (look/eye) out

keep a lookoutkeep an eye out
Meaning(s)
1) remain attentive or watch someone/something carefully
  • How to MemorizePopularity HighProfessional HighSocial
    • keep a look/eye out for any mistakes
  • Analysis

    If you 'keep a look out' for something or 'keep an eye out' for something it means you are keeping watch or observing in order to find something, stay alert or to avoid danger. These are both idioms used in social and professional contexts.

  • Social Examples (Basic)
    1. My friends should be arriving here any minute now, so I better keep an eye out for them.
    2. The soldier was tasked with keeping a lookout for enemy troops.
  • Professional Examples (Basic)
    1. Before the students read the poem, the teacher told them to keep a lookout for hidden meanings.
    2. When you're reviewing the document, please keep an eye out for any mistakes.
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