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eyes out on stalks

UK humorous
If your eyes are out on stalks, they are wide open with surprise: His eyes were out on stalks as he watched his neighbour drive past in a brand new Porsche.
Translations of “eyes out on stalks”
in Chinese (Traditional) 吃驚得瞪大了眼睛…
in Chinese (Simplified) 吃惊得瞪大了眼睛…
(Definition of eyes out on stalks from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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