Meaning of “seeing things” in the English Dictionary

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"seeing things" in British English

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seeing things

If you are seeing things, you are imagining that things are happening when they are not:

I could have sworn I saw Marie come in just now. I must have been seeing things.

(Definition of “seeing things” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"seeing things" in American English

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seeing things

imagining that things are present or happening when they are not:

Didn’t Maria come in just now? I must be seeing things.

(Definition of “seeing things” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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