keep a watchful eye on (someone or something)

idiom

: to watch (someone or something) closely
The supervisor keeps a watchful eye on the workers.

Examples of keep a watchful eye on (someone or something) in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Veterinarians continued to keep a watchful eye on it, however, with the assistance of some infrared cameras pointed at the avian couple’s nest. Sarah Kuta, Smithsonian Magazine, 16 Apr. 2024 Be truthful in your claims about your use of and your commitments to AI and keep a watchful eye on the AI claims and commitments of your competitors as well. Eric Reicin, Forbes, 13 Feb. 2024 Police also encouraged residents who are going away to arrange for trusted neighbors to pick up mail and keep a watchful eye on unattended homes. Collin Robisheaux, BostonGlobe.com, 13 Aug. 2023 The Pro 4 is still a top camera and a two-pack will likely be enough to keep a watchful eye on your property. Nena Farrell, WIRED, 12 July 2023 Although Washington is right to keep a watchful eye on the risk of escalation, its concerns are overblown. Richard Haass and Charles Kupchan, Foreign Affairs, 13 Apr. 2023 Firefighters stayed on the scene for hours to keep a watchful eye on the house where the fire started. oregonlive, 1 Nov. 2022 None of the storms is a threat to the U.S., but those in Bermuda will have to keep a watchful eye on Earl, which is expected to strengthen into 2022′s first major hurricane later this week. Leigh Morgan, al, 6 Sep. 2022 My job was to keep a watchful eye on the soup and stir it often. Carolyn Hall, The Christian Science Monitor, 8 Mar. 2022

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“Keep a watchful eye on (someone or something).” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/keep%20a%20watchful%20eye%20on%20%28someone%20or%20something%29. Accessed 17 Jul. 2024.

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