Definition of have (or with) an eye to in English:

have (or with) an eye to


  • 1Have (or having) as one's objective.

    ‘with an eye to transatlantic business, he made a deal in New York’
    • ‘Yet another thing of value was that the journal helped in dealing with as important a task as training students with an eye to prospects of progress in military affairs.’
    • ‘Some speculate that the US would go along with such a plan, with an eye to securing good deals for US oil companies in the aftermath and as a way of blocking other groups' ambitions.’
    • ‘The database company continues a multiyear, multibillion-dollar acquisition binge with an eye to dominating the enterprise application landscape.’
    • ‘Even more significantly, the president has shown a clear will and intent to deal with some big issues with an eye to the long term, rather than just whatever will get him the easiest path through the next news cycle.’
    • ‘With an eye to commercial avenues this course adopts a broad definition of illustration and provides a dynamic environment for the development of visual articulation, rooted in a multifaceted curriculum.’
    1. 1.1 Consider (or be considering) prudently.
      ‘the charity must have an eye to the future’
      • ‘An investigation must follow, with an eye to eventual trials of those responsible.’
      • ‘This imperative must have an eye to the long term as well as the intermediate requirements of a wounded nation.’
      • ‘It must draft its proposals with an eye to what will play in Parliament, as well as in the Council.’
      • ‘He feels that for retirement education to be relevant it must address current issues with an eye to future changes.’
      • ‘However, with an eye to the Protocol, the context must next be considered.’
      • ‘Worker compensation insurance must be reviewed, with an eye to reducing risk of injury or harm while on the job.’
      • ‘Businesses with an eye to the future must recognise the needs and the purchasing power of disabled and elderly customers.’
      • ‘But I would caution that any Anglican province that comes into being on these shores must do so with an eye to the larger mission of God.’
      • ‘I must also have an eye to the levels of compensation awarded in personal injury claims.’
      • ‘You must plant with an eye to how the flowers will look when they bloom.’
      consider, take into account, take into consideration, have regard to, respect, have an eye to
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