keep a weather eye on

Definition of keep a weather eye on

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

Word by Word Definitions

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

  2. : to refrain from granting, giving, or allowing

  3. : to have in control

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

  2. : one that keeps or protects: such as

  3. : fortress, castle

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

  2. : state or vicissitude of life or fortune

  3. : disagreeable atmospheric conditions: such as

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

  2. : to bear up against and come safely through

  3. : to undergo or endure the action of the elements

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

eye play
  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


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