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weather eye

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noun
  1. sensitivity and alertness to signs of change in the weather.
  2. a steady and astute watchfulness, especially alertness to change.
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Idioms
  1. keep one's/a weather eye open, to be on one's guard; be watchful: He kept a weather eye open for new political developments.
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Origin of weather eye

First recorded in 1830–40
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Examples from the Web for weather eye

Historical Examples

  • "Keep your weather-eye open," be on your guard; look out for squalls.

    The Sailor's Word-Book

    William Henry Smyth

  • “Not while I keep my weather-eye open,” observed the doctor.

    The Young Llanero

    W.H.G. Kingston

  • Dickie Lang cast a weather-eye to seaward and shook her head.

    El Diablo

    Brayton Norton

  • But, busy as the time is, the skipper has his weather-eye open for the signs.

    Pike & Cutlass

    George Gibbs

  • I never knew any master keep his weather-eye lifting as this female do.

    The Last Entry

    William Clark Russell


British Dictionary definitions for weather eye

weather eye

noun
  1. the vision of a person trained to observe changes in the weather
  2. informal an alert or observant gaze
  3. keep one's weather eye open to stay on the alert
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