with a view to doing

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.
See also: to, view
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

with a view to doing something

 and with an eye to doing something
with the intention of doing something. I came to this school with a view to getting a degree. The mayor took office with an eye to improving the town.
See also: to, view
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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