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with an eye to/toward

Definition of with an eye to/toward

  1. :  with (something) in one's thoughts as a goal or purpose <They hired him with an eye toward increased sales.> <They bought the house with an eye toward its restoration.>

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

  1. :  coming soon :  imminent

    :  happening at the moment :  afoot

    :  quick to learn :  apt

  1. :  in the direction of

    :  along a course leading to

    :  in relation to

Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up with an eye to/toward? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


to manage or play awkwardly

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