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have one's eye on

Definition of have one's eye on

  1. 1 :  to watch (someone or something) closely <I'll have my eye on the kids while they're swimming.>

  2. 2 :  to be thinking about buying (something) <I have my eye on a new car.> <She's had her eye on that house for a long time.>



Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  a specialized light-sensitive sensory structure of animals that in nearly all vertebrates, most arthropods, and some mollusks is the image-forming organ of sight

    :  the nearly spherical usually paired hollow organ of sight in vertebrates that is filled with a jellylike material, is lined with a photosensitive retina, and is lodged in a bony orbit in the skull

    :  all the visible structures within and surrounding the orbit and including eyelids, eyelashes, and eyebrows

  1. :  to fix the eyes on :  look at

    :  contemplate, consider

    :  to watch or study closely


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