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keep half an eye

Posted: Mon Apr 07, 2008 2:25 am
by Itasan
"He kept half an eye on the house as he worked."
I wonder what this means. Is he a carpenter?
He is not working seriously?

Thank you.

Posted: Thu Apr 10, 2008 3:18 pm
by blackmagicABC
He is not really watching the house. He is doing whatever work he does, and as an extra keeping an eye on the house but not with the same amount of effort.

Posted: Fri Apr 11, 2008 6:27 am
by Itasan
Thank you very much, blackmagic.