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|Meaning||to be obvious, to be strikingly evident, to stick out a mile|
|Literally||to leap to the eyes|
|Pronunciation||[so tay o zyeu]|
|IPA||[so te zo jø]|
Usage notes: When something is obvious, your eyes are drawn to it, or rather – according to the French expression sauter aux yeux – it is drawn to your eyes.
You can use this idiomatic expression in reference to visible objects as well as intangibilities like truth and feelings.
|Elle est malade, cela saute aux yeux.||She’s obviously sick; It’s blindingly obvious that she’s sick.|
|Deux fautes de frappe m’ont immédiatement sauté aux yeux.||Two typos immediately leapt off the page at me.|
|Avec du recul, la vérité sautait aux yeux.||In hindsight, the truth was blindingly obvious.|
- c’est clair
- c’est évident
- crever les yeux – ça crève les yeux (literally, “that bursts the eyes”)
- évidemment – obviously