Phrase of the week: Tomaten auf den Augen haben
Updated: Nov 7, 2020
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 not paying attention to what she’s doing!