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with an eye towards
Focused on a particular thing that could happen in the future. With an eye towards fund-raising, I made sure to talk to all the trustees I could at the event. We moved back in with my parents, with an eye towards saving up for a house.
progress toward (something)
To be in the process of reaching a particular destination, outcome, or goal. (Usually used in the continuous tense.) With the game progressing toward its conclusion, it seems like the reigning champions will walk away with another victory. The committee is progressing toward the end of its investigation.