English idioms related to Knowledge & Understanding

English idioms related to Knowledge & Understanding - Awareness or Unawareness

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at / in the back of one's mind
phrase
in the part of the mind that holds thoughts and memories that are not often recalled or thought about
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to wake up and smell the coffee
phrase
to recognize the reality of a situation, no matter how unpleasant it may be
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with one's eyes open
phrase
well aware of the difficulties of one's situation or its consequences
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to lose touch
phrase
to not have knowledge or awareness about someone or something
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to lose sight of sb/sth
phrase
to completely forget about or fail to consider something, particularly due to being really busy
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to be miles away
phrase
to have no idea what is happening around one, particularly because one is preoccupied with something else
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with one's eyes closed / shut
phrase
not knowing anything about the how risky something is or its consequences
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to have one's number
phrase
to have the advantage by being fully aware of someone's real motives or character
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ivory tower
noun
a situation or state in which someone does not know or wishes to avoid the unpleasant things that can normally happen to people in their ordinary lives
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away with the fairies
phrase
(of a person) completely disconnected from reality
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a window to / into / on / onto the world
phrase
something, such as a book, move clip, etc., that provides one with information about a variety of people, places, events, or things that one cannot physically interact with or experience
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all there
phrase
used to describe someone who is mentally sharp and fully aware
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