keep a weather eye on

Definition of keep a weather eye on

old-fashioned

  1. :  to watch (someone or something) very carefully She kept a weather eye on the stock report.

Word by Word Definitions

keepplay
  1. :  to retain in one's possession or power

    :  to refrain from granting, giving, or allowing

    :  to have in control

  1. :  the means or provisions by which one is kept

    :  one that keeps or protects: such as

    :  fortress, castle

weatherplay
  1. :  the state of the atmosphere with respect to heat or cold, wetness or dryness, calm or storm, clearness or cloudiness

    :  state or vicissitude of life or fortune

    :  disagreeable atmospheric conditions: such as

  1. :  to expose to the open air :  subject to the action of the elements

    :  to bear up against and come safely through

    :  to undergo or endure the action of the elements

  1. :  of or relating to the side facing the wind — compare lee

  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

    :  the nearly spherical usually paired hollow organ of sight in vertebrates that is filled with a jellylike material, is lined with a photosensitive retina, and is lodged in a bony orbit in the skull

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

  1. :  to fix the eyes on :  look at

    :  contemplate, consider

    :  to watch or study closely


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