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