eyes pop out of one's head

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Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of 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!

Word by Word Definitions

eye play eyes
  1. : a specialized light-sensitive sensory structure of animals that in nearly all vertebrates, most arthropods, and some mollusks is the image-forming organ of sight

  2. : all the visible structures within and surrounding the orbit and including eyelids, eyelashes, and eyebrows

  3. : the faculty of seeing with eyes

  1. : to fix the eyes on : look at

  2. : contemplate, consider

  3. : to watch or study closely

pop play
  1. : to strike or knock sharply : hit

  2. : to push, put, or thrust suddenly and often deftly

  3. : to cause to explode or burst open

  1. : a sharp explosive sound

  2. : a shot from a gun

  3. : soda pop

  1. : like or with a pop : suddenly

  1. : father

  1. : popular : such as

  2. : of or relating to popular music

  3. : of or relating to the popular culture disseminated through the mass media

  1. : popular music

  2. : pop art

  3. : pop culture

out play
  1. : in a direction away from the inside or center

  2. : outside

  3. : from among others

  1. : eject, oust

  2. : to identify publicly as being such secretly

  3. : to become publicly known

  1. used as a function word to indicate an outward movement

  1. : situated outside : external

  2. : out-of-bounds

  3. : situated at a distance : outlying

  1. : outside

  2. : one who is out of office or power or on the outside

  3. : an act or instance of putting a player out or of being put out in baseball

  1. : in a manner that exceeds or surpasses and sometimes overpowers or defeats


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