By Katarina Ristic
Tomaten auf den Augen haben
Phrase: to be oblivious to what is going on around you
This colloquial idiom literally translates as ‘to have tomatoes in your eyes’. It is used to refer to the idea of being too distracted to notice or be aware of what is happening around you.
Hat sie Tomaten auf den Augen? Sie merkt nicht, was sie macht! = Is she blind? She's paying no attention to what she’s doing!
A boy holding tomatoes over his eyes. Photo: Luisella Planeta Leoni via Pixabay