open someone's eyes

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Verb[edit]

open someone's eyes ‎(third-person singular simple present opens someone's eyes, present participle opening someone's eyes, simple past and past participle opened someone's eyes)

  1. (idiomatic) To become or be made aware of something that was not known or fully understood before.
    Visiting Africa opened my eyes to what it is like living without clean water.