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weather eye

noun
1.
sensitivity and alertness to signs of change in the weather.
2.
a steady and astute watchfulness, especially alertness to change.
Idioms
3.
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.
Origin
1830-1840
1830-40
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  • Offshore industries, such as oil and gas companies, have to keep a weather eye on both.
  • Your job is to cast a weather eye upon the angry sea for any sign of a ship in distress.
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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