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English definition of “your eyes pop out of your head”

your eyes pop out of your head

informal
a way of describing the way you look when you are extremely surprised to see something or someone: When she saw the amount written on the cheque, her eyes nearly popped out of her head.Surprised
(Definition of your eyes pop out of your head from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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