One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Used to emphasize the extreme degree of someone's eager curiosity.‘when I read about his arrest my eyes popped out on stalks’
- ‘I never expected such a big man to move so quickly, and I must have looked a sight with my jaw on the ground and my eyes out on stalks.’
- ‘MY EYES ARE ON STALKS FROM BEING UP HALF THE NIGHT FINISHING THIS BOOK!’
- ‘I felt like my eyes were out on stalks.’
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