eye to, with an

with an eye to (doing) (something)

Focused on or planning for some future occurrence, situation, or action. With an eye to 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 to saving up for a house of our own.
See also: eye

eye to, with an

With a view of, with a plan for. For example, With an eye to expansion, we'll have to be careful with expenses, or She always operates with an eye to the future. [Late 1300s]
See also: eye