eagle eye


noun

unusually sharp visual powers; keen ability to watch or observe.
a person who has sharp vision or who maintains a keen watchfulness.
alert watchfulness.

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Origin of eagle eye

First recorded in 1595–1605
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eagle eye

Unusually keen sight; also, keen intellectual vision. For example, Antiques dealers have an eagle eye for valuable objects, or A good manager has an eagle eye for employee errors. [Late 1500s]

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