have an eye for

have an eye for
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

New idioms dictionary. 2014.

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  • have an eye for — ► have an eye for be able to recognize and judge wisely. Main Entry: ↑eye …   English terms dictionary

  • 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 …   New idioms dictionary

  • have an eye for the main chance — have an eye for/on the main chance British & Australian if someone has an eye for the main chance, they are always looking for opportunities to make money and to improve their situation. She was someone who had an eye on the main chance and who… …   New idioms dictionary

  • 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 the main chance — have an eye for/to/the main chance british phrase to be ready to use any possible opportunity to succeed Thesaurus: to be ready, or to get ready for 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 for — {v. phr.} To be able to judge correctly of; have good taste in. * /She has an eye for color and style in clothes./ * /He has an eye for good English usage./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • have an eye for — {v. phr.} To be able to judge correctly of; have good taste in. * /She has an eye for color and style in clothes./ * /He has an eye for good English usage./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • have\ an\ eye\ for — v. phr. To be able to judge correctly of; have good taste in. She has an eye for color and style in clothes. He has an eye for good English usage …   Словарь американских идиом

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