keep one eye on


keep one eye on
keep one eye on (someone/something) to give part of your attention to one person or thing.

Jim continued to talk to me, but he kept one eye on the clock to be sure he wouldn't be late.

Usage notes: sometimes used in the form with one eye on someone or something:

She read her newspaper with one eye on arrivals board to see is his train had come in.


New idioms dictionary. 2014.

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  • keep one eye on — have/keep one eye on (something/someone) to give part of your attention to one thing or person while also giving your attention to something or someone else. As he listened to the speaker he kept one eye on the crowd to gauge their response …   New idioms dictionary

  • keep one eye on someone — keep one eye on (someone/something) to give part of your attention to one person or thing. Jim continued to talk to me, but he kept one eye on the clock to be sure he wouldn t be late. Usage notes: sometimes used in the form with one eye on… …   New idioms dictionary

  • keep one eye on something — keep one eye on (someone/something) to give part of your attention to one person or thing. Jim continued to talk to me, but he kept one eye on the clock to be sure he wouldn t be late. Usage notes: sometimes used in the form with one eye on… …   New idioms dictionary

  • keep one eye on something — have/keep one eye on (something/someone) to give part of your attention to one thing or person while also giving your attention to something or someone else. As he listened to the speaker he kept one eye on the crowd to gauge their response …   New idioms dictionary

  • keep one eye on someone — have/keep one eye on (something/someone) to give part of your attention to one thing or person while also giving your attention to something or someone else. As he listened to the speaker he kept one eye on the crowd to gauge their response …   New idioms dictionary

  • keep\ an\ eye\ on — • keep an eye on • keep one s eye on • have one s eye on v. phr. 1. To watch carefully; not stop paying attention to. Keep an eye on the stove in case the coffee boils. You must keep your eye on the ball when you play tennis. A good driver keeps… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • keep an eye on — or[keep one s eye on] or[have one s eye on] {v. phr.} 1. To watch carefully; not stop paying attention to. * /Keep an eye on the stove in case the coffee boils./ * /You must keep your eye on the ball when you play tennis./ * /A good driver keeps… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • keep an eye on — or[keep one s eye on] or[have one s eye on] {v. phr.} 1. To watch carefully; not stop paying attention to. * /Keep an eye on the stove in case the coffee boils./ * /You must keep your eye on the ball when you play tennis./ * /A good driver keeps… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • keep one's eye on the ball — {v. phr.} 1. To watch the ball at all times in a sport, usually in order to hit it or get it; not stop watching the ball. * /Keep your eye on the baseball or you won t be able to hit it./ 2. {informal} To be watchful and ready; be wide awake and… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • keep one's eye on the ball — {v. phr.} 1. To watch the ball at all times in a sport, usually in order to hit it or get it; not stop watching the ball. * /Keep your eye on the baseball or you won t be able to hit it./ 2. {informal} To be watchful and ready; be wide awake and… …   Dictionary of American idioms