on the lookout for

idiom

: looking or searching for (something or someone)
An avid shopper, she was always on the lookout for sales.
The police are on the lookout for two men who escaped from custody yesterday.

Examples of on the lookout for in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The story kicks off when a homeless little ghost knocks on the door of the eccentric residents of a Ghost Train on the lookout for a place to belong. Emiliano De Pablos, Variety, 16 Feb. 2024 Despite being a dual degree-holder from two prestigious institutions and possessing years of practical experience, Walker is still on the lookout for a fitting full-time senior role in the non-profit or public health sector nearly a year after being laid off. Jasmine Browley, Forbes, 12 Feb. 2024 Zelnik, who co-founded the festival, said Les Arcs’ industry Village has become a go-to place for distributors and sales agents on the lookout for gems because of their curation efforts. Elsa Keslassy, Variety, 21 Dec. 2023 In the current era, however, in which consumers are often on the lookout for media that appeals to their hobbies, interests and even political beliefs, the feat is not so difficult. Brian Steinberg, Variety, 6 Dec. 2023 Always on the lookout for exciting new talent, Hollywood producers, agents and executives wanted to see what Lanthimos, who’d made a handful of eccentric features and shorts in his native language, was all about. Josh Rottenberg, Los Angeles Times, 30 Nov. 2023 That’s why his team is always on the lookout for generalists. IEEE Spectrum, 21 Nov. 2023 Now a bit older, wiser and more organized, the same lowrider owners who in the 1980s and ’90s kept one eye on their rearview mirrors on the lookout for cops helped push through legislation that acknowledges their art. Salvador Hernandez, Los Angeles Times, 14 Nov. 2023 This also means that franchisors should always be updating their training program and materials, keeping an ear to the ground for new sales techniques and technology and remaining on the lookout for market shifts and changes in consumer preference. Chris Dejong, Forbes, 13 Nov. 2023 See More

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“On the lookout for.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/on%20the%20lookout%20for. Accessed 27 Feb. 2024.

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