be on the lookout for

variants: or keep a lookout for

Definition of be on the lookout for

: to watch or search for (something or someone) : be alert to Be on the lookout for flooded roads after heavy rainstorms. The police officer walked through the neighborhood, keeping a (sharp) lookout for any suspicious activity.

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“Be on the lookout for.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 12 December 2019.

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