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]
What Does the Exploitation Film Genre Have to do with Watergate? An Exploration of LibfixesA few weeks ago, we discussed the –core suffix in relation to the word mumblecore. Today we’re going to take a look at another robust suffix born on the silver screen, –sploitation. While the term mumblecore stuck, another name suggested for this slow-paced genre didn’t quite catch on: ennuisploitation. The ennui element comes from the French word meaning “boredom,” though the perhaps more interesting part …
How To Speak Queer EyeIt didn't take very long for the Netflix reboot of Queer Eye to sneak into America's chests and start fiddling with those heartstrings. And now the Fab 5 have worked their lexical magic enough for us to take notice. We can believe.
- eye shadow,
- eye socket,
- eye splice,
- eye strain,
- eye to eye,
- eye to, with an,
- eye worm,
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