One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
vigilant, observant, alert, sharp-eyed, keen-eyed, gimlet-eyed, eagle-eyed, with one's eyes open, on the alert, on the lookout, with one's eyes opened, with one's eyes peeled, with one's eyes skinnedView synonyms
- ‘Pearl put him in his place with his own sonnet which begins, ‘Proofreaders, tremble; and poor typists, quail; / For R - N, lynx-eyed, thunders on your trail ’, and proceeds to show why books deserve better.’
- ‘Why has no one, particularly the lynx-eyed Mrs Poyser, noticed Hetty's advanced condition?’
- ‘Even a cat can look at the king, and the lynx-eyed, observant smart cat has taken a close look not only at the boss but also the happenings at the studio during the author's brief but bright innings.’
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