have (your) eye on (something)

have (your) eye on (something)
have (your) eye on (something) to admire and want to have something.

The museum had its eye on the painting for many years, hoping its owner would sell it some day.


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  • have your eye on something — to have seen something and want to have it or buy it I ve got my eye on a new DVD player …   English dictionary

  • have your eye on something — …   Useful english dictionary

  • have your eye on — 1 : to watch (someone or something) closely I ll have my eye on the kids while they re swimming. 2 : to be thinking about buying (something) I have my eye on a new car. She s had her eye on that house for a long time. • • • Main Entry: ↑eye …   Useful english dictionary

  • have one eye on something — have/keep one eye on (something/someone) to give part of your attention to one thing or person while also giving your attention to something or someone else. As he listened to the speaker he kept one eye on the crowd to gauge their response …   New idioms dictionary

  • keep your eye on something — have/keep/your eye on something phrase to keep looking at something, especially to avoid making a mistake It’s important to keep your eye on the ball at all times. Thesaurus: general words meaning to look or not looksynonym to look at someone in… …   Useful english dictionary

  • have/keep an/your eye out for — to be looking for (someone or something) : to hope to see or find (someone or something) I m keeping my eye out for a good cheap used car. He ll be here soon, so keep your eye out for him. • • • Main Entry: ↑eye …   Useful english dictionary

  • have (your) beady eye on something — have (your) beady eye on (something/someone) humorous to watch someone or something very carefully. We d better not talk Miss Stricket s got her beady eye on us …   New idioms dictionary

  • have (your) beady eye on someone — have (your) beady eye on (something/someone) humorous to watch someone or something very carefully. We d better not talk Miss Stricket s got her beady eye on us …   New idioms dictionary

  • have (your) beady eye on — (something/someone) humorous to watch someone or something very carefully. We d better not talk Miss Stricket s got her beady eye on us …   New idioms dictionary

  • have one eye on someone — have/keep one eye on (something/someone) to give part of your attention to one thing or person while also giving your attention to something or someone else. As he listened to the speaker he kept one eye on the crowd to gauge their response …   New idioms dictionary

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