Had je het in de gaten?

In de gaten hebben  (verb) = To notice, to be aware, to see
Het gat (noun – plural: de gaten) = the hole, opening, gap


Had je ‘t in de gaten?

Did you notice (it)?

 

Ze houdt hem scherp in de gaten

She keeps an eye on him, she watches  every move he makes

 

Ik had niet in de gaten dat ze al vertrokken waren

I hadn’t noticed they’d already left

 

 

See also:
Heb je het door? 

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