have an eye to the main chance

have an eye to the main chance
have an eye for/to/the main chance british phrase
to be ready to use any possible opportunity to succeed
Thesaurus: to be ready, or to get ready for somethingsynonym
Main entry: eye

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have (or with) an eye to (or for or on) the main chance
look or be looking for an opportunity to take advantage of a situation for personal gain, typically a financial one

a developer with an eye on the main chance


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