have one eye on (someone or something)(redirected from had one eye on)
have one eye on (someone or something)
To watch someone or something intermittently or half-heartedly while something else is happening. Unfortunately, I don't remember what that list said because I had one eye on the TV while Mom was trying to show it to me.
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have one eye/half an eye on somethinglook at or watch something while doing something else, especially in a secret way so that other people do not notice: During his talk, most of the delegates had one eye on the clock.
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