have an eye for the main chance

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 never missed an opportunity to exploit others.


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  • 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 on 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 to 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

  • the main chance — The chief object or best opportunity (esp in the phrase have an eye to the main chance to be aware of opportunity for self enrichment) • • • Main Entry: ↑chance …   Useful english dictionary

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