keep eyes peeled

Meaning(s)

1. be aware, watch carefully for someone/something

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keep your eyes peeled for any mistakes

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The idiom to keep your eyes peeled means to keep your eyes open and remain alert. If your eyes are 'peeled' they have no covering or skin so 'to keep your eyes peeled' mean to be on the lookout or to watch intently or carefully. Similar in meaning to be 'on the lookout'.

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  1. The guests should be arriving at any minute, so keep your eyes peeled for them.
  2. Keep your eyes peeled for my car keys, will you? I know I left them in the house, I just can't remember where.

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  1. I want to make sure that my report looks as professional as possible, so I need to keep my eyes peeled for any mistakes.
  2. This client can be very guarded about how they feel. Keep your eyes peeled for any body language that will help you to gauge their interest.

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