have one eye on

have one eye on
have one eye on phrase
to keep looking at or paying attention to someone or something while you are doing something else

I had one eye on the clock the whole time.

Thesaurus: general words meaning to look or not looksynonym to pay attentionsynonym to look at someone in a particular wayhyponym
Main entry: eye

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • have one eye an eye on something — have one eye/half an eye on sth idiom to look at or watch sth while doing sth else, especially in a secret way so that other people do not notice • During his talk, most of the delegates had one eye on the clock. Main entry: ↑eyeidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • have one eye on — have/keep one eye on (something/someone) to give part of your attention to one thing or person while also giving your attention to something or someone else. As he listened to the speaker he kept one eye on the crowd to gauge their response …   New idioms dictionary

  • have one eye on — to keep looking at or paying attention to someone or something while you are doing something else I had one eye on the clock the whole time …   English dictionary

  • have one eye on something — have/keep one eye on (something/someone) to give part of your attention to one thing or person while also giving your attention to something or someone else. As he listened to the speaker he kept one eye on the crowd to gauge their response …   New idioms dictionary

  • have one eye on someone — have/keep one eye on (something/someone) to give part of your attention to one thing or person while also giving your attention to something or someone else. As he listened to the speaker he kept one eye on the crowd to gauge their response …   New idioms dictionary

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  • have one half an eye on something — have one eye/half an eye on sth idiom to look at or watch sth while doing sth else, especially in a secret way so that other people do not notice • During his talk, most of the delegates had one eye on the clock. Main entry: ↑eyeidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • have\ an\ eye\ on — • have (one s) eye on v. phr. informal 1. To look at or think about (something wanted); have a wish for; have as an aim. I bought ice cream, but Jimmy had his eye on some candy. John has his eye on a scholarship so he can go to college. Compare:… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • 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 * * * have an eye to 1. To contemplate 2. To have regard to 3. To incline towards …   Useful english dictionary

  • have an eye on — or[have one s eye on] {v. phr.}, {informal} 1. To look at or think about (something wanted); have a wish for; have as an aim. * /I bought ice cream, but Jimmy had his eye on some candy./ * /John has his eye on a scholarship so he can go to… …   Dictionary of American idioms

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