keep an eye on

This page is about the idiom keep an eye on


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.

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
a) the baby b) the movie c) the future

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Contributor: Matt Errey