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Idiom of the day: Keep an eye on

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Today we take a look at the idiom keep an eye on.


  1. To watch closely or carefully.
  2. To watch over attentively; mind.

When we keep an eye on someone or something, we watch it carefully.

Example Sentences:

"I've been putting on a lot of weight. I need to keep an eye on what I eat."
"The teachers were keeping an eye on him during the test because they thought he might cheat."
"Please keep an eye on my bag while I go to the bathroom."
"The police kept an eye on the drunk people at the carnival."
"Investors are keeping an eye on oil prices."
"We have to keep an eye on what our competitors are doing."

Complete the sentences with the correct vocabulary. Only use one word per box:
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  • 1 - Let's keep an eye the weather to see if it's going to rain.
  • 2 - I an eye on the news all day yesterday, but I didn't find any new information.
  • 3 - Politicians have been an eye on the situation.
  • 4 - He's in hospital so the doctors can an eye on him.