with an eye to/toward

Definition of with an eye to/toward

:with (something) in one's thoughts as a goal or purpose
  • They hired him with an eye toward increased sales.
  • They bought the house with an eye toward its restoration.

Word by Word Definitions

eye play
  1. : a specialized light-sensitive sensory structure of animals that in nearly all vertebrates, most arthropods, and some mollusks is the image-forming organ of sight

  2. : all the visible structures within and surrounding the orbit and including eyelids, eyelashes, and eyebrows

  3. : the faculty of seeing with eyes

  1. : to fix the eyes on : look at

  2. : contemplate, consider

  3. : to watch or study closely

toward play
  1. : in the direction of

  2. : along a course leading to

  3. : in relation to

  1. : coming soon : imminent

  2. : happening at the moment : afoot

  3. : quick to learn : apt


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