Meaning of with one's eyes shut in English:

with one's eyes shut

(also with one's eyes closed)


  • 1Without having to make much effort; easily.

    ‘I could do it with my eyes shut’
    • ‘I could easily write up her treatment with my eyes closed.’
    • ‘I had just laid waste to two guys who could easily over power me, with my eyes shut, and laying on the ground.’
    • ‘I could run this city with my eyes closed; it really can't be that difficult.’
    • ‘It emits a beeping sound, and you can find it with your eyes closed.’
    • ‘All the better if you can do it with your eyes closed.’
    • ‘True, it's hard to stomach the idea of being a beginner at tennis when you can already score a soccer goal with your eyes closed.’
  • 2Without considering the possible difficulties or consequences.

    ‘she didn't go to Hollywood with her eyes closed’
    • ‘‘I don't think you ever come back from that kind of experience the same, unless you go in with your eyes shut,’ he says.’
    • ‘Maybe in a different time, in a different place, maybe if only you had approached with your eyes closed, or they with theirs, it would all have turned out more beautifully.’
    • ‘Well a little research would have been helpful, are you normally prone to jumping in to things with your eyes closed?’
    • ‘And if you think The Times plays it down the middle on any of them, you've been reading the paper with your eyes closed.’