A few interesting phrases containing the word “eye”.
MORE (TO SOMETHING) THAN MEETS THE EYE
There is something hidden, it is more complicated or interesting than it first appears
“Use your senses and put your curiosity to work in this exhibition since there’s more to it than meets the eye.”
CATCH SOMEONE’S EYE
Suddenly notice something, attract someone’s attention
“As I walked into the garden, the fountain immediately caught my eye.”
AN EYE FOR AN EYE, A TOOTH FOR A TOOTH
From the Code of Hammurabi, used in the Bible. Believing that if someone does something wrong, they should be punished by having the same thing done to them.
BEAUTY IS IN THE EYE OF THE BEHOLDER
Each person has their own opinion about what or who is beautiful
A BIRD’S EYE VIEW
A view from a very high place that allows you to see a large area. An overall look at something.
THE EYE OF THE STORM
A region of calm weather found at the centre of a storm. Metaphorically, a centre place of silence or peace amidst destruction, war, noise or haste.
BE IN THE PUBLIC EYE
When something receives a lot of public notice and attention
KEEP AN EYE ON SOMETHING
Look after someone or something and make sure that they are safe
“We are not so worried about Granny’s health now, but the doctor is keeping an eye on her.”
TURN A BLIND EYE TO SOMETHING
To pretend not to notice or ignore deliberately
“We can’t turn a blind eye to the possibility that something’s gone wrong.”
Happy English learning!!!