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In these examples, the expression "to keep an eye out for" something is not literal, it is instead what is called a figure of speech.
Aye Aye or Aye Aye, Sir
The phrase "aye aye" is older English for "yes, yes." This is something people used to say when they were acknowledging something or confirming that they understood it or would do it.
This expression is still used much in the military, especially in the navy. In modern ordinary "street" English, people never really use this phrase unless they are being (ironically) sarcastic.
Eye on the Ball
When someone is supposed to "keep their eye on the ball," this means that they are supposed to remain or stay focused and not lose sight of their objectives. Examples:
"Our boss said for us to keep our eye on the ball. It is vital that we make our numbers before this business quarter ends."
When someone takes their eye off the ball, this means that they lost their focus or perhaps got distracted. Either way, they were not paying attention, and missed whatever happened.
Jokes of the Day: Totally Useless Facts
3. The Greek National anthem has 158 verses in it. Most Greeks do not know them all.
4. The population of chickens on the planet Earth is greater than that of even people.
5. It takes an average of just seven minutes for most people to fall asleep once they are tired and decide to go to bed.
6. Most of the lipstick women put on their lips each day ends up "disappearing" because it gets eaten!
7. The first cell phone was invented in 1924. If only Nokia knew its potential back then.
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