have designs on

Definition of have designs on

  1. 1 :  to have a secret desire and plan to get (something) She had designs on my job.

  2. 2 formal + humorous :  to want to date or have a sexual relationship with (someone) You can deny it all you want, but I think it's pretty obvious that you have designs on her.

Word by Word Definitions

designplay designs
  1. :  to create, fashion, execute, or construct according to plan :  devise, contrive

    :  to conceive and plan out in the mind

    :  to have as a purpose :  intend

  1. :  a particular purpose or intention held in view by an individual or group

    :  deliberate purposive planning

    :  a mental project or scheme in which means to an end are laid down

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