have an eye to/toward


: to have (something) in one's thoughts as a goal or purpose
She has an eye to attending graduate school.

Examples of have an eye to/toward in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Washington Mystics, for example, have an eye toward 2026 in a different way. Kareem Copeland, Washington Post, 26 June 2024 Its creators have an eye toward future missions, not least those that seek to carry astronauts to places where humans have yet to set foot. Jason Thomson, The Christian Science Monitor, 13 Oct. 2023 There are no term limits in Texas, and political watchers say Abbott will have an eye toward cementing his legacy after spending the last few years handling a pandemic and the state’s deadly power blackouts. Allie Morris, Dallas News, 17 Jan. 2023 Pioneer Theatre is developing a reputation as a place to workshop productions that have an eye toward New York. Palak Jayswal, The Salt Lake Tribune, 23 Oct. 2022 It’s been purchased by celebrities Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney, who have an eye toward improving the team’s chances. Common Sense Media, Washington Post, 9 Sep. 2022 But any trade Rosas makes will have an eye toward the long term. Chris Hine, Star Tribune, 17 Nov. 2020

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“Have an eye to/toward.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/have%20an%20eye%20to%2Ftoward. Accessed 20 Jul. 2024.

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