have designs on

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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.

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“Have designs on.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/have%20designs%20on. Accessed 20 Sep. 2021.

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