eyes pop out of one's head


used to say that someone looks very surprised, amazed, shocked, etc.
His eyes were popping out of his head with astonishment when he saw how big it was!

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eyes pop out of one's head


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“Eyes pop out of one's head.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/eyes%20pop%20out%20of%20one%27s%20head. Accessed 28 Mar. 2023.

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