with one eye on

with one eye on (something)

While giving something one's intermittent or partial attention. I hurried to finish the report with one eye on the clock. She shoveled fuel into the boiler with one eye on the pressure gauge.
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with one eye on

giving some but not all your attention to.
1977 Craig Thomas Firefox With one eye on the JPT (jet-pipe temperature) gauge he opened the throttles until the rpm gauges were at fifty-five percent and the whine had increased comfortably.
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