Citations:keep a weather eye open

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English citations of keep a weather eye open

Maintain a background awareness of[edit]

1883, Robert Louis Stevenson, Treasure Island:

He had taken me aside one day and promised me a silver fourpenny on the first of every month if I would only keep my "weather-eye open for a seafaring man with one leg" and let him know the moment he appeared.

1921, Harold Stearns, America and the Young Intellectual:

Naturally the politicians keep a weather eye on the Irish vote, but the important thing which the cynics seem not to take into account is

1991, Drew Racine, Managing Technical Services in the 90's:

While historically it was necessary to keep a "weather eye" on when addition card cabinets would be needed in a given library, the manager now must focus that same "weather eye" on disk support space for the online system.