see with half an eye
Notice the obvious, tell at a glance, as in I could see with half an eye that he was sleeping through the entire concert. This hyperbolic expression, which presumably alludes to an eye that is only half-open, was first recorded in 1579.
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We see detoxing as a path to transcendence, a symbol of modern urban virtue and self-transformation through abstinence.How Taryn Toomey’s ‘The Class’ Became New York’s Latest Fitness Craze|Lizzie Crocker|January 9, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Eric Garcetti succeeded Villaraigosa and has received high marks in his first year and a half on the job.
Harris is unlikely to see a challenge from Villaraigosa, either.
We do see that a few European countries have them on the books: Germany, Poland, Italy, Ireland, a couple more.
Several times, either because they forgot or they had a technical problem, they connected directly, and we could see them.
And to tell the truth, she couldn't help wishing he could see, so he could make the game livelier.The Tale of Grandfather Mole|Arthur Scott Bailey
I waited three months more, in great impatience, then sent him back to the same post, to see if there might be a reply.
But Lucy had noted, out of the corner of her watchful eye, the arrival of Miss Grains, indignant and perspiring.The Pit Town Coronet, Volume I (of 3)|Charles James Wills
It is the principal waste-product of metabolism, and constitutes about one-half of all the solids excreted—about 30 gm.A Manual of Clinical Diagnosis|James Campbell Todd
You see, I'd always thought of him as the boy whom Great-aunt Lucia described having seen.