Definition of with one's eyes open in English:

with one's eyes open

phrase

  • See open

    see eye
    • ‘We accepted our obligations with open eyes, mindful of the sacrifices that had been made and those to come.’
    • ‘Some southerners still like to call what resulted the ‘War of Northern Aggression,’ but the truth is that the South started it knowingly and with open eyes.’
    • ‘We should do this with open eyes and pay the bills as a tax payer.’
    • ‘Wifey is encouraging me to approach it with open eyes.’
    • ‘Economic reality is too unpleasant to be faced with open eyes.’
    • ‘So decisions are made with open eyes, with a clear consciousness of the benefits and the risks for Bulgaria.’
    • ‘I tried to look at the future with open eyes, but sometimes it really did sting realizing how everything could change in a few years.’
    • ‘We will face these threats with open eyes and we will defeat them.’
    • ‘‘We really do have to enter this debate with open eyes - one system is not better or worse than the other,’ he said.’
    • ‘For that matter, why would anyone want to stay in a hotel room, however suavely appointed, when there's a city out there that begs to be experienced with open eyes, mouth and pockets?’
    deliberately, intentionally, consciously, wittingly, with full knowledge, in full awareness, with one's eyes open, on purpose, by design, calculatedly, premeditatedly, studiedly, wilfully, purposefully, willingly
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Definition of with one's eyes open in English:

with one's eyes open

(also with open eyes)

phrase

  • Fully aware of the possible difficulties or consequences:

    ‘I went into this job with my eyes open’
    • ‘I would go into the relationship with my eyes open at the very least.’
    • ‘I walked into this conversation with my eyes open.’