Idiom of the Week: Wandering Eyes

Meaning: To look at something you shouldn’t be looking at. Sometimes expressed as “roaming eyes” or “roving eyes.”


We’re taking a test now, so no wandering eyes!

His wife was angry at him because he had wandering eyes.

The teacher can never tell if he’s paying attention. He has wandering eyes.

Pop Quiz:

If a teacher says, “No wandering eyes,” what does she mean?

A.  You can look at a classmate’s paper.

B.  You cannot look at a classmate’s paper.

C.  You should close your eyes.

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The correct answer is B.  What she means is that your eyes should only be on your paper – she doesn’t want you to cheat!

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