have an eye for
To have good taste; to have the ability to discriminate or identify quality.

He has an eye for fine porcelain dishes and figurines.


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  • 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

  • an eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth — Meaning The notion that for every wrong done there should be a compensating measure of justice. Origin From the Code of Hammurabi. Hammurabi was King of Babylon, 1792 1750BC. The code survives today in the Akkadian language. Used in The Bible,… …   Meaning and origin of phrases

  • 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

  • have an eye on — or[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… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • have an eye on — or[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… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • To have an eye to — Eye Eye ([imac]), n. [OE. eghe, eighe, eie, eye, AS. e[ a]ge; akin to OFries. [=a]ge, OS. [=o]ga, D. oog, Ohg. ouga, G. auge, Icel. auga, Sw. [ o]ga, Dan. [ o]ie, Goth. aug[=o]; cf. OSlav. oko, Lith. akis, L. okulus, Gr. o kkos, eye, o sse, the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Eye for an eye — The phrase an eye for an eye , (, ). Assuming the fulfillment of certain technical criteria (such as the sentencing of the accused whose punishment was not yet executed), wherever it is possible to punish the conspirators with the exact same… …   Wikipedia

  • 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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