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 in with my parents with an eye to saving up for a house of our own.
See also: eye, to
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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
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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