with a view to

with a view to (doing something)

Having the intention, purpose, or desire of doing something in the future. They offered her a training course with a view of moving her to upper management. He decided to help the thieves, with a view to keeping the spoils for himself. Of course, modern skyscrapers are designed with a view to withstanding such extreme weather conditions.
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with a view to

For the purpose of, aiming toward, as in A-frame houses were designed with a view to shedding heavy snow. This idiom was first recorded in 1728.
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with a view to

with the hope, aim, or intention of.
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with a view to something/to doing something

(formal) with the plan or hope of doing something: He’s painting and decorating the house with a view to selling it for a good price.
See also: something, view
References in classic literature ?
His quarrel is not with women--what indeed could be more undignified?--it is with those who would destroy the natural relationship between the sexes, by modifying either the one or the other with a view to making them more alike.
Under the 'old' law, section 56 Adoption Act 1976 made it unlawful for any person to take or send a British child out of Great Britain to any place outside the UK, Channel Islands or Isle of Man, with a view to adoption.
The law concerning placement of children outside the jurisdiction where adoption is contemplated (whether or not the placement is 'for' or 'with a view to' adoption) is most unsatisfactory.
A discussion paper was released some time ago with a view to applying the GST only on the value of the media rather than the value of both the media and the embedded software code.
In connection with the issuance or transfer of the option, the loss corporation enters into a transaction with a view to accelerating income into the period prior to the option's exercise.