have/keep half an eye on

idiom

: to be only partly paying attention to : to look at occasionally
He had/kept half an eye on the TV while he read the paper.

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“Have/keep half an eye on.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/have%2Fkeep%20half%20an%20eye%20on. Accessed 23 Jul. 2024.

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