What does poke your eye out mean?

(idiomatic) To damage or harm someone’s eye to the point that it can no longer see. Hey, watch where you’re throwing that thing! You could’ve poked Jeff’s eye out.

What does have my eyes out mean?

Definition of have/keep an/one’s eye out for : to hope to see or find (someone or something) I’m keeping an eye out for a good cheap used car. He’ll be here soon, so keep your eye out for him.

Why does it hurt so bad to get poked in the eye?

Another common result of being poked in the eye, a corneal abrasion is a scratch on the cornea, or the clear surface of the eye. These can be very painful and feel like something is stuck in your eye.

Is it keep an eye out?

To keep an eye on something means to watch it or monitor it carefully. The second expression is to keep an eye out for something. This is different. The first one was “keep an eye on something” and the second phrase is “keep an eye out for something.” This means to watch carefully until that thing appears.

What is a synonym for eye out?

look out for; keep an eye out; watch out; watch for; be on the lookout; spy on; spy; play the spy.

What do you do if you poke your eye bad?

If you know something has scratched your eye, it’s important to see your eye doctor or go to an emergency room or urgent care center to seek immediate treatment for your eye injury. Scratches also can make your eye susceptible to infection from bacteria or a fungus.

How do you know if eye poke is bad?

Symptoms of a scratched cornea In addition to pain and a gritty sensation, other signs and symptoms of a corneal abrasion include: Redness. Watery eyes. Sensitivity to light.

Can eyeball pop out?

Globe luxation is the medical term for when an eyeball protrudes or “pops” out of the eye socket. This rare condition can happen spontaneously or occur due to head or eye trauma. Some systemic health conditions, such as floppy eyelid syndrome and thyroid eye disease, can also increase the risk of globe luxation.

How do you say I will keep an eye out?

keep an eye out

  1. be alert.
  2. be careful.
  3. be on guard.
  4. beware.
  5. check out.
  6. have a care.
  7. heads up.
  8. hearken.

Where did the phrase keep an eye out come from?

Be watchful for something or someone, as in Keep an eye out for the potholes in the road, or They told him to keep a sharp lookout for the police. The first expression, sometimes amplified to keep a sharp eye out for, dates from the late 1800s, the variant from the mid-1700s.

Is a scratched cornea an emergency?

Seek emergency care if: There is pain, change in vision, or increased sensitivity to light after a scratch or trauma to the eyeball.