keep an eye on

This page is about the idiom keep an eye on.

Meaning: If you keep an eye on someone, you make sure you know what they're doing.

For example:

  • I'm a bit worried about Hannah's health so could you keep an eye on her while I'm away.

  • The media has promised to keep an eye on the new government and report anything that seems suspicious.

Note: You can also say "keep my eye on", "keep your eye on" etc., as in "I asked Mary to keep her eye on the dog."

Quick Quiz:

I'm going to the shop so could you keep an eye on

a. the baby

b. the movie

c. the future

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Contributor: Matt Errey