Meaning of “eyes out on stalks” in the English Dictionary

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"eyes out on stalks" in British English

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eyes out on stalks

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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.

(Definition of “eyes out on stalks” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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