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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.
with a view to doing somethingand 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.
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.