Which would be better to say "like a hawk" or "with eagle eyes"?

ragan

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I wonder which usage is correct.
Do I have to use "like a hawk" or would it be better to say "with eagle eyes"?
Or are both of these two sentences correct?

He was watching her like a hawk.
He was watching her with eagle eyes.
 

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Re: Which would be better to say "like a hawk" or "with eagle eyes"?

I would use the first. We use "eagle-eyed" as an adjective but "with eagle eyes" isn't usually used in the way you tried to.
 
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