on someone's radar (screen)

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Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of on someone's radar (screen)

:being something someone is at all considering or thinking about
  • A career in politics wasn't even on my radar (screen) at that point.

Word by Word Definitions

someone play
  1. : some person : somebody

radar play
  1. : a device or system consisting usually of a synchronized radio transmitter and receiver that emits radio waves and processes their reflections for display and is used especially for detecting and locating objects (such as aircraft) or surface features (as of a planet)

  2. : range of notice

screen play
  1. : a protective or ornamental device (such as a movable partition) shielding an area from heat or drafts or from view

  2. : something that shelters, protects, or hides: such as

  3. : a growth or stand of trees, shrubs, or plants

  1. : to guard from injury or danger

  2. : to give shelter or protection to with or as if with a screen

  3. : to separate with or as if with a screen


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