with a view to something/to doing something

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
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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.
See also: to, view
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

with a view to

with the hope, aim, or intention of.
See also: to, view
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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, to, view
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