English Idioms with EYE
- In the blink of an eye
- Catch one’s eye
- Eyes in the back of one’s head
- Bird’s-eye view
- Keep one’s eyes open
She appeared in the blink of an eye.
She appeared suddenly. Very quickly.
Computers can do thousands of complex tasks in the blink of an eye.
Modern computers can do many tasks very quickly.
I tried to catch my friend’s eye at the movie theater but she didn’t notice me. I tried to get my friend to notice me.
I was shopping for a birthday present for my wife, and this bracelet caught my eye.
I noticed the bracelet while I was shopping.
The teacher always knows what is going on in the classroom. She must have eyes in the back of her head.
The teacher always knows what we are doing, even if she is not looking at us.
After the basketball player’s amazing no-look pass you would swear he has eyes in the back of his head.
He knew exactly where his teammate was without looking.
A bird’s eye is the eye of a bird.
view can mean – what you can see from a certain place
birds can fly high in the sky, a bird’s eye view must be ~ A view of something from a high position looking down!
A: “I want to buy a used surfboard that is not too expensive. Do you know anywhere I can buy one?”
B: “There is a store that sells used sports equipment near my office. I’ll keep my eyes open for you.”
If there is something we want, we are often more sensitive to seeing it, we become more alert.
If we want to meet someone or talk with someone, we can use the same expression.
Keep my eyes open
A: “Did you see Bob this morning? I want to ask him about tomorrow’s meeting.”
B: “He was in the office this morning but I haven’t seen him since lunch. I’ll keep my eyes open for him and if I see him I’ll tell him you are looking for him.”
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