Eye Idioms

Open someone’s eyes

To open someone’s eyes is to make them discover something.

  • It was an unpleasant experience but it opened my eyes to truth.

In the blink of an eye

If something happens in the blink of an eye, it happens quite quickly.

  • My laptop was gone in the blink of an eye.

Close your eyes to something

To close your eyes to something is to ignore it.

  • You can no longer close your eyes to your shortcomings.

Have an eye for something

To have an eye for something is to have a special ability to notice something.

  • A good designer should have an eye for detail.

The apple of one’s eye

If you are the apple of someone’s eye, they love you dearly.

  • She is the apple of her mother’s eye

Manjusha Nambiar

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