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.
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References in classic literature ?
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.
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.