with your eyes open

with your eyes open
with (your) eyes open knowing about all the problems there could be with something that you want to do.

'You want to get married? But you're only 18!' 'I'm doing this with my eyes open, so don't worry about me.'

It was difficult to succeed in the acting profession but I went into it with my eyes open.


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  • with your eyes open — with your eyes ˈopen idiom fully aware of the possible problems or results of a particular course of action • I went into this with my eyes open so I guess I only have myself to blame. Main entry: ↑eyeidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • with (your) eyes (wide) open — understanding the true character of someone or something. I knew Bill for a long time, and I went into this relationship with my eyes wide open …   New idioms dictionary

  • with your eyes (wide) open — phrase knowing that there could be many problems in a situation I went into the job with my eyes open, fully knowing what it would involve. Thesaurus: knowing and knowing about somethingsynonym Main entry: eye …   Useful english dictionary

  • with eyes open — with (your) eyes open knowing about all the problems there could be with something that you want to do. You want to get married? But you re only 18! I m doing this with my eyes open, so don t worry about me. It was difficult to succeed in the… …   New idioms dictionary

  • with one's eyes open —    If you do something with your eyes open, you are fully aware of what you are doing.     I took on the job with my eyes wide open so I m not complaining.     eyes on stalks    If your eyes are on stalks when you look at something, they are wide …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • Open Your Eyes (2008 film) — Open Your Eyes Open Your Eyes Movie Poster Directed by Susan Cohen Produced by …   Wikipedia

  • with your/both eyes open — fully aware of what could happen I went into the job with my eyes (wide) open. If you do this, you need to do it with both eyes open. • • • Main Entry: ↑eye with your/both eyes open see ↑eye, 1 • • • …   Useful english dictionary

  • Open Your Eyes (film) — Infobox Film | name = Open Your Eyes caption = Abre los ojos movie poster director = Alejandro Amenábar producer = Fernando Bovaira José Luis Cuerda writer = Alejandro Amenábar Mateo Gil starring =Eduardo Noriega Penélope Cruz Chete Lera Najwa… …   Wikipedia

  • eyes open — 1. Careful watch or attention; readiness to see. Usually used with for . * /Keep your eyes open for a boy in a red cap and sweater./ * /The hunter had his eyes open for rabbits./ * /They drove on with their eyes open for a gas station./ Syn.: EYE …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • eyes open — 1. Careful watch or attention; readiness to see. Usually used with for . * /Keep your eyes open for a boy in a red cap and sweater./ * /The hunter had his eyes open for rabbits./ * /They drove on with their eyes open for a gas station./ Syn.: EYE …   Dictionary of American idioms

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