have an eye for something

have an eye for something
have an eye for (something) to be able to understand and appreciate something.

She certainly had an eye for art, which explains, of course, why she was a successful art dealer.

Usage notes: also used in the form with an eye for something:

I think I was born with an eye for beauty.

Related vocabulary: have an ear for something

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  • have an eye for something — have an eye for sth idiom to be able to judge if things look attractive, valuable, etc • I ve never had much of an eye for fashion. • She has an eye for a bargain. Main entry: ↑eyeidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • have an eye for — (something) to be able to understand and appreciate something. She certainly had an eye for art, which explains, of course, why she was a successful art dealer. Usage notes: also used in the form with an eye for something: I think I was born with …   New idioms dictionary

  • 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 …   New idioms dictionary

  • have an eye to something — phrase to be considering something for the future It is clear that the novelist has an eye to a Hollywood adaptation. Thesaurus: to intend to do somethingsynonym Main entry: eye …   Useful english dictionary

  • have an eye for — have good taste in something, be able to judge correctly She has an eye for nice furniture and her apartment is absolutely beautiful …   Idioms and examples

  • have an eye for — 1) to have a natural ability for seeing or finding something Proofreaders need to have a good eye for detail. 2) to consider a particular type of person sexually attractive He s always had an eye for redheads …   English dictionary

  • have an eye to something — to be considering something for the future It is clear that the novelist has an eye to a Hollywood adaptation …   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\ an\ eye\ on — • have (one s) eye on v. phr. informal 1. To look at or think about (something wanted); have a wish for; have as an aim. I bought ice cream, but Jimmy had his eye on some candy. John has his eye on a scholarship so he can go to college. Compare:… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • Eye for an Eye (1996 film) — Infobox Film name = Eye for an Eye caption = Eye for an Eye film poster director = John Schlesinger producer = Michael I. Levy Michael Polaire Kathryn Knowlton (associate) writer = Novel Erika Holzer Screenplay Amanda Silver Rick Jaffa narrator …   Wikipedia

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