Definition of have an eye for in US English:

have an eye for


  • Be able to recognize, appreciate, and make good judgments about.

    ‘applicants should have an eye for detail’
    • ‘Music and film are so linked to the fashion world, and you have to have an eye for what's happening next.’
    • ‘Towers is a former pitcher and has an eye for what goes into a delivery.’
    • ‘With that instruction and 18 years of experience, Curran said she now has an eye for what will work.’
    • ‘O'Malley's is a grand watering-hole and the management have an eye for what will keep their pub popular.’
    • ‘‘People think a low-cost airline is for poor people, but it isn't; it's for people who have an eye for competitive prices,’ he says.’
    • ‘But they have an eye for what is hot and what is not.’
    • ‘Each day, the chef selects several different local species, having an eye for those that are less well known.’
    • ‘Sandy didn't have an eye for a player, that's the way it worked out.’
    • ‘The ideal candidate will have an eye for detail, be able to work independently and as part of a team and most importantly - have a passion for games!’
    • ‘Many others certainly don't see it that way and are adamant that the late politician was largely to blame for having an eye for the vision but scant regard for the detail.’
    appreciation, awareness, alertness, perception, discernment, discrimination, taste, judgement, recognition, consciousness, knowledge, understanding, comprehension, cognizance, feeling, sensitivity, instinct, intuition, nose
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