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keep an eye on

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v keep an eye on follow with the eyes or the mind "Keep an eye on the baby, please!","The world is watching Sarajevo","She followed the men with the binoculars"
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Quotations

  • Georg C. Lichtenberg
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    “A good metaphor is something even the police should keep an eye on.”
  • Rodney Dangerfield
    Rodney Dangerfield
    “My wife is always trying to get rid of me. The other day she told me to put the garbage out. I said to her I already did. She told me to go and keep an eye on it.”

Usage

In literature:

You must keep an eye on 'em.
"Leonora" by Arnold Bennett
It is time for thee to return and keep an eye on thy goods, lest thou be stripped of all in thy absence.
"Stories from the Odyssey" by H. L. Havell
If you happen to be in this part of the yard you might keep an eye on the little wagon.
"Boy Scouts in Southern Waters" by G. Harvey Ralphson
He was watching a certain igloo, and at the same time keeping an eye on the shore ice.
"Triple Spies" by Roy J. Snell
I don't want to coddle it, but there's no harm in just keeping an eye on it.
"The Great Adventure" by Arnold Bennett
Part of the duty of the watchman on the roof was to keep an eye on the barriers, which he could see from his elevated position.
"After London" by Richard Jefferies
But he is away such a lot, wandering along the frontier, keeping an eye on the peace of the Border.
"The Jungle Girl" by Gordon Casserly
She's in the Church with BOB, so I said I'd come out and keep an eye on the gondola.
"Punch, Or The London Charivari, Vol. 102, Jan. 9, 1892" by Various
They must go, in order to keep pace with their rivals, so as to keep an eye on them, lest they be supplanted in their affections.
"There is No Harm in Dancing" by W. E. Penn
Its location has been more than once changed, and it is now placed where the officer on guard at the bank can keep an eye upon it.
"Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science, Vol. 11, No. 22, January, 1873" by Various
Look at the old cheat letting on to be a good steady worker because he thinks the boss is in the house there, keeping an eye on him.
"Somewhere in Red Gap" by Harry Leon Wilson
You wait an' keep your eye on me.
"Children of the Mist" by Eden Phillpotts
But I ask you to keep an eye on him.
"The Devil's Garden" by W. B. Maxwell
He keeps an eye on public health.
"The Foundations of Japan" by J.W. Robertson Scott
Jack, hunt the door to the basement and stand guard there, also keeping an eye on this door if possible.
"The Boy Allies Under the Sea" by Robert L. Drake
You can keep an eye on him and see that the work is done to suit you.
"Vandover and the Brute" by Frank Norris
Whatever his inward view of his own meaning was, Ayre certainly fulfilled to the letter his promise of keeping an eye on them.
"Father Stafford" by Anthony Hope
Would the trooper you mentioned be fit to keep an eye on things at Silverdale?
"Winston of the Prairie" by Harold Bindloss
In the mean time I would keep an eye on these two cronies.
"Continental Monthly, Vol. I, No. VI, June, 1862" by Various
Two umpires are desirable, who can report the progress of the game to their own side as well as keep an eye on their opponents.
"Outdoor Sports and Games" by Claude H. Miller
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In poetry:

The cat sleeps in a chimney jam
With ashes in her fur,
An' Tige, from on the yuther side,
He keeps his eye on her.
"Before Bedtime" by John Charles McNeill
For there they wait with bell,
And there they wait with book—
"Keeping an eye on the corporal,"
To catch a word or a look.
"The Queen's Triumph" by Samuel Bamford

In news:

NASCAR Truck Series driver Justin Lofton has good reason to keep an eye on the presidential election.
Failure to keep an eye on suicidal inmate brings probation for former Orleans Parish sheriff's deputy.
A dozen Big 12 defensive players to keep an eye on this season.
A dozen Big 12 defensive players to keep an eye on in 2012.
Keep an eye on WG&L.
Players and stories to keep an eye on as UNLV opens fall football practice.
Colleges Must Keep An Eye On Bond Transactions.
Ten things to keep an eye on this preseason: top row, from left, Michael Cummings and the backup quarterbacks.
Seven all-stars to keep an eye on at PPL Park.
As a citizen, no one can expect you to keep an eye on the shenanigans of more than 100 Utah state legislators, especially when you consider the amount of lunacy they can pack into a session.
Keep an eye on the national economy in judging Obama's chances.
Keep An Eye On Demand.
The history of this location means that police will need to continue to keep an eye on it.
My advice is to keep an eye on your vagina, as each woman may respond differently to different products.
Best keep an eye on NBC LA or the bear's own Twitter feed to find out the latest.
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In science:

We also review some important features of pp forward dispersion relations and crossing symmetry, which yield to two sum rules, keeping an eye on the large – NC expansion.
Large-Nc Properties of the rho and f0(600) Mesons from Unitary Resonance Chiral Dynamics
At present the number on which I am keeping an eye is that from B 0 → π0KS, which both BaBar and Belle agree lies below the reference value, with an average sin 2βeff = 0.33 ± 0.21. (Note the large experimental error.) The value of the cos ∆mt coefficient CKS π0 = 0.12 ± 0.11 also is interesting.
Moriond QCD 2007 - Theory Summary
It will be interesting to keep an eye on this data.
High-energy black hole production
This is useful to keep an eyes to discussion and threads going on about specific papers.
YouASTRO: a web-based bibliography management system with distributed comments and rating features for SAO/NASA ADS papers
Clearly we should keep an open eye on developments of statistical tools in other fields, as many similar problems have already been solved.
Summary Talk: Multi-Wavelength Sky Surveys (IAU179)
We want to extend β to all of M keeping an eye on tamedness.
On the holomorphicity of genus two Lefschetz fibrations
Since discretization effects in unquenched simulations could be quite large 2 we have to keep an eye on the discretization errors in our results.
Calculation of Finite Size Effects on the Nucleon Mass in Unquenched QCD using Chiral Perturbation Theory
We shall keep an eye on the possible occurrence of Efimov states.
The structure of the atomic helium trimers: Halos and Efimov states
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