believe\ one's\ eyes

v. phr.
1. To believe what one sees; trust one's eyesight. - Used with a negative or limiter or in an interrogative or conditional sentence.

Is that a plane? Can I believe my eyes?

2. To be made sure of seeing something.

She saw him there but she could hardly believe her eyes.


Словарь американских идиом. — СПб., Изд-во "Лань". . 1997.

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  • believe one's eyes — {v. phr.} 1. To believe what one sees; trust one s eyesight. Used with a negative or limiter or in an interrogative or conditional sentence. * /Is that a plane? Can I believe my eyes?/ 2. To be made sure of seeing something. * /She saw him there… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • believe one's eyes — {v. phr.} 1. To believe what one sees; trust one s eyesight. Used with a negative or limiter or in an interrogative or conditional sentence. * /Is that a plane? Can I believe my eyes?/ 2. To be made sure of seeing something. * /She saw him there… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • be unable to believe one's eyes — be unable (or hardly able) to believe one s eyes (or ears) be amazed by what one sees or hears I couldn t believe my eyes when I opened the box …   Useful english dictionary

  • hardly able to believe one's eyes — ● believe …   Useful english dictionary

  • open one's eyes — or[open up one s eyes] {v. phr.} To make a person see or understand the truth; make a person realize; tell a person what is really happening or what really exists. * /Mary didn t believe that her cousin could be mean until the cousin opened Mary… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • open one's eyes — or[open up one s eyes] {v. phr.} To make a person see or understand the truth; make a person realize; tell a person what is really happening or what really exists. * /Mary didn t believe that her cousin could be mean until the cousin opened Mary… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • open\ one's\ eyes — • open (up) one s eyes v. phr. To make a person see or understand the truth; make a person realize; tell a person what is really happening or what really exists. Mary didn t believe that her cousin could be mean until the cousin opened Mary s… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • rub one's eyes in disbelief — be in a state of amazement, does not believe one s eyes …   English contemporary dictionary

  • open\ up\ one's\ eyes — • open (up) one s eyes v. phr. To make a person see or understand the truth; make a person realize; tell a person what is really happening or what really exists. Mary didn t believe that her cousin could be mean until the cousin opened Mary s… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • believe — v. 1 tr. accept as true or as conveying the truth (I believe it; don t believe him; believes what he is told). 2 tr. think, suppose (I believe it s raining; Mr Smith, I believe?). 3 intr. (foll. by in) a have faith in the existence of (believes… …   Useful english dictionary

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