have an eye for
Be discriminating or perceptive about something, as in She has an eye for decorating. [c. 1700]
have eyes for. Also, have eyes only for. Be attracted to or desire someone or something (exclusively). For example, It's obvious she has eyes for him, or He has eyes only for the top award. [Early 1800s]
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Sands was involved in a scandalous-for-the-time romance with the carpenter and there were rumors she was pregnant with his child.New York’s Most Tragic Ghost Loves Minimalist Swedish Fashion|Nina Strochlic|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
The numbers reinforce another article in the Post, in which cops confessed to “turning a blind eye” to minor crimes.
There was no mistaking this for the gaudiness and gilt of made-for-TV awards shows.
My younger, straighter-than-an-arrow son was stopped and arrested in two separate jurisdictions a few years ago.
This attack, coming just days after the PlayStation DDoS, was certainly an eye-opener.
But Lucy had noted, out of the corner of her watchful eye, the arrival of Miss Grains, indignant and perspiring.The Pit Town Coronet, Volume I (of 3)|Charles James Wills
As his eye became accustomed to the gloom, David Arden saw traces of gilding on the walls.Checkmate|Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
As small letters weary the eye most, so also the smallest affairs disturb us most.Pearls of Thought|Maturin M. Ballou
Ripperda's eye fell upon the mantle,—it was discoloured a dark red in many places, he nodded his head, and the man withdrew.The Pastor's Fire-side Vol. 3 of 4|Jane Porter
The noise of the hammer is always in his ears, and his eye is upon the pattern of the vessel he maketh.The Bible, Douay-Rheims Version|Various