have an eye to

have an eye to
phrasal
1. : to look after : give attention to
2. : to have as an objective

having an eye to the furnishing of a new flat — Sam Pollock

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have an eye to
1. To contemplate
2. To have regard to
3. To incline towards
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Main Entry:eye

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have (or with) an eye to
have (or having) as one's objective

with an eye to transatlantic business, he made a deal in New York

consider (or be considering) prudently; look (or be looking) ahead to

the charity must have an eye to the future


Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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