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This exercise practises extended meanings of eye. Read through these texts and fill each gap with one of the expressions containing eye with the same meaning as the word or phrase in brackets. Make sure you change the grammar where necessary. Be careful of your spelling and capital letters where necessary.

private eye, one in the eye, shut-eye, raised eyebrows, an eye for an eye, cast one's eyes over, you're a sight for sore eyes, more to him/her than meets the eye, keep an eye on, with one's eyes open

1. Can you (1) (look after) the children for me for a few minutes? I'm just popping out.

2. I've been up all night. I really need a few hours' (2) (sleep).

3. Tony went into this agreement (3) (with full knowledge), so he can't complain if things go wrong.

4. Lance was suspicious of his business partner's motives, so he hired a (4) (detective) to keep a check on him.

5. Lawson wants (5) (revenge) for what the criminals did to him.

6. The president had hoped to win the vote, so losing it was (6) (a big disappointment) for him.

7. There were many (7) (surprised reactions) when the Prime Minister announced he was going to cut taxes.

8. I've (8) (carefully examined) the plan and everything looks fine.

9. Well, well! (9) (It's wonderful to see you). I was beginning to think no one was coming to the party.

10. Be careful! Nancy seems quite innocent, but there's (10) (a lot hidden about her).