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I know "as far as the eye can/could see" is an idiom, which means "for a long distance until something is so far away and small it cannot be seen any more", but why is it "eye" instead of "eyes"? Thank you!

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It is the same sort of generalised usage as in "the pen is mightier than the sword", and it does not refer to any specific eye. A pair of eyes can see no further than a single eye can, so it is not necessary to suggest there is need for more than one eye.

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  • Thank you all for your responses! Now I understand why 👍👍👍
    – Maurice
    Sep 10 at 2:27

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