to keep your eyes peeled meaning?

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What is the meaning of "to keep your eyes peeled" idiom?

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Idiom Scenario 1:


Ned and Grace are on their way for their long weekend camping adventure.  They got a jump on traffic because they left home at noon.  Ned and Grace are going to a new camping spot that they have never been to before.  Ned is driving and Grace is sitting in the passenger seat looking at a map.  Grace says to Ned ...
"I think our turn-off is coming up soon.  It's turn number 143.  I don't want to miss the turn so keep your eyes peeled!"
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Idiom Definition:


"to keep your eyes peeled (for something or someone)"
to watch carefully (for something or someone)
 
Synonyms:
acute, alert, attentive, aware, heedful, intent, listen, listening, ready, mindful, observant, perceptive, sharp, vigilant, wary, watchful, wide-awake
 
 
Literally, keeping your eyes peeled. - - - - ->  two bananas partially peeled to reveal an eyeball in each one.




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Idiom Scenario 2:


Nancy and Patricia are planning to meet for lunch.  They have decided that Nancy will take a taxi cab from work and pick up Patricia outside Patricia's office.  Of course, the street outside Patricia's office will be very busy at lunchtime so Nancy tells Patricia ...
"Keep your eyes peeled for me at about ten minutes after one."
Nancy does not want to have the taxi drive around the block if Patricia does not see her.
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Idiom Scenario 3:

 
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What happens if you do not keep your eyes peeled?
 
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Idiom Usage:

This idiom is informal.
In the imperative:
"Keep your eyes peeled!"
 
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Gerund Form of the Idiom:

Keeping your eyes peeled can help you not to miss anything important.
 
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Idiom Conjugations:

 
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