only have eyes for (something)

only have eyes for (something)

To be solely focused on or interested in something, often to the exclusion of or at the expense of other things. I'm not interesting in dating anyone else. I only have eyes for you, my darling. He could have stayed in his position at the company and retired a millionaire, but he only had eyes for being elected to public office. Our government only has eyes for the big cities, leaving our small rural towns to rot by the wayside.
See also: eye, for, have
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only have eyes for someone

Fig. [to be] loyal to only one person, in the context of romance. Oh, Jane! I only have eyes for you! Don't waste any time on Tom. He only has eyes for Ann.
See also: eye, for, have
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

only have eyes for something


have eyes only for something

If someone only has eyes for a particular thing, they are interested only in that thing. When Ian's playing hockey, he has eyes only for the game.
See also: eye, for, have, something
Collins COBUILD Idioms Dictionary, 3rd ed. © HarperCollins Publishers 2012

only have eyes for

be exclusively interested in or attracted to.
See also: eye, for, have
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