have an eye for something

have an eye for (something)

To be particularly perceptive or discriminating in a certain discipline or activity, especially an aesthetic one. I just don't have an eye for design, so I need you to help me pick out paint colors.
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have an eye for something

COMMON If someone has an eye for something, they are able to notice it and use it or deal with it with skill. Mr Fromkin is a storyteller with an eye for detail and irony. With his unerring eye for light, line and colour, Greenaway has mounted one of the most beautiful drawing exhibitions ever seen.
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have an ˈeye for something

be good at judging something: He’s always had an eye for a bargain.
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