keep an eye on

 

Definition:

 

To watch very carefully; to guard; to place under surveillance.

 

Example:

 

1) You have to keep an eye on those workers. One of them has been stealing french fries.
2) I'm going outside for a minute - would you keep an eye on my books?

 

Etymology:

 

Through your 'eyes' you see and understand the world, and when you 'keep an eye' on something, you constantly watch or monitor it to get a full understanding of what is happening.

 

How do you say it in Russian?

присматривать
 

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