to have your eye on someone

Idiom Definition

Idiom Definition - have your eye on someone

"to have your eye on someone"

to watch someone attentively or continuously


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Idiom Scenario 1

Idiom Definition - have your eye on someone

Two colleagues are talking ...

Colleague 1:  I guess after that last fiasco that the boss will be watching you carefully.

Colleague 2: I made the error.  Now I will suffer the consequences.  I can handle having the boss's eye on me for a while.

Colleague 1:  You had better be extra careful with your work.

Idiom Scenario 2

Idiom Definition - have your eye on someone

Two students are talking ...

Student 1:  Have you seen the new library assistant?

Student 2:  She is very pretty.

Student 1:  I have my eye on her. I think I am in love.

Student 2:  Do you really think that you have a chance of dating her?

Student 1:  Who knows? But I can try.

to have your eye on someone - Usage:


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to have your eye on someone - Gerund Form:

Having your eye on the new employee is a good idea for the first week or so.

to have your eye on someone - Examples:

1)  I had my eye on him from the moment he walked in.

2)  Around that time I started dating this cute triathlete I had had my eye on at the pool.

3)  I have my eye on someone too, and could be a goer.

4)  I have no idea how you did it but I will totally have my eye on you next time.

5)  I have my eye on a breeder who is planning a new litter later on this year.

6)  Internationally renowned speaker and business futurist, Morris Miselowski always has his eye on what is happening with new technology around the world.

7)  Pyatov has his eye on Welbeck, and both completely miss the ball.

8)  Just as James Bond has his eye on the ladies, so Devlin Waugh has his on the gents.

9)  Mancini has his eye on a replacement already with Luis Suarez and Radamel Falcao both on his wanted list.

10)  Riccobono has his eye on one worker who went "above and beyond" for her client.

11)  Topper clearly had his eye on one of Scrooge's niece's sisters

12)  ... the marriage official or not, it's still sick to think he had his eye on her before hand. 

13)  The Prince had his eye on the ladies by the pool.

14)  John has had his eye on Katy for a while and he had to try and convince her that he ...

15)  During his interview for the book, Cowell also revealed he had his eye on Cheryl when she joined X Factor in 2008.

16)  Henry already had his eye on someone else?

17)  It certainly seems like Danny has had his eye on the feisty singer/songwriter for a while.

18)  Apparently the playboy prince had his eye on a particular blonde girl and persuaded her to shed her clothes too during a ...

19)  I agree that Levy had his eye on a manager or two when he sacked Harry.

20)  He later confessed that the person he had his eye on is Sheila.