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Eyes in the back of her head

Posted by Victoria S Dennis on March 08, 2010 at 10:19

In Reply to: Eyes in the back of her head posted by Yvette on March 08, 2010 at 08:42:

: I would like to know where the phrase: having 'eyes in the back of her head' originates from.

From the universal experience of encountering someone who seems to know exactly what you are doing even when his/her back is turned to you. It's just a popular expression; it's not a quotation nor does it derive from a story. (There are stories of mythological creatures that have eyes all over their bodies, or a hundred eyes, but they derive from the same experience - the expression does not come from any of them.) (VSD)