What is the meaning of the expression
WATCH LIKE A HAWK?
English teaching for English Language Learners (ELL) who are learning English as a Second Language (ESL) or English as an Additional Language (EAL)
- watch very closely
- Okay, you can take your little sister swimming, but please, watch her like a hawk. She isn’t a good swimmer.
- Our supervisor is driving us all crazy. She watches us like a hawk. It’s a terrible feeling to work under someone who doesn’t trust you.
- The school principal said that he won’t suspend Jo this time, but that he will be watching him like a hawk. If Jo breaks the rules again he won’t get another chance. He will be suspended from school.