eye to, with an

With a view of, with a plan for. For example, With an eye to expansion, we'll have to be careful with expenses, or She always operates with an eye to the future. [Late 1300s]


Nearby words

  1. eye socket,
  2. eye splice,
  3. eye strain,
  4. eye to eye,
  5. eye to the main chance, have an,
  6. eye worm,
  7. eye-candy,
  8. eye-catcher,
  9. eye-catching,
  10. eye-filling

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