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eye in the sky

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eye in the sky

noun phrase

  1. In casinos, a security guard or video camera watching games from concealment above (1960s+ Gambling)
  2. A reporter, police officer, etc, who watches traffic from above, usually in a helicopter (1970s+)
  3. A coach, coordinator, etc, who watches a game from the press box and calls plays and suggestions to the coaches on the ground: Teams have the ''eye in the sky'' to get an edge on defense (1980s+ Baseball)
The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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