with an eye to (something)

with an eye to (something)

Focused on a particular thing that could happen in the future. With an eye to fund-raising, I made sure to talk to all the trustees I could at the event. We moved back in with my parents, with an eye to saving up for a house.
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eye to, with an

With a view of, with a plan for. For example, With an eye to expansion, we'll have to be careful with expenses, or She always operates with an eye to the future. [Late 1300s]
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with an eye to something/to doing something

intending to do something: She’s doing an interpreters’ course with an eye to getting a job abroad.
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with an eye to

With a view to: redecorated the room with an eye to its future use as a nursery.
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