eye to the main chance, have an

Look out for one's own best interest. For example, Tom is watching the company's progress very closely; he always has an eye to the main chance. [c. 1600]


Nearby words

  1. eye shadow,
  2. eye socket,
  3. eye splice,
  4. eye strain,
  5. eye to eye,
  6. eye to, with an,
  7. eye worm,
  8. eye-candy,
  9. eye-catcher,
  10. eye-catching

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