with half an eye


with half an eye
phrasal
: with only a hurried glance : without paying full attention

with half an eye he could see what their plan was


Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • with half an eye on — (something/someone) have/keep half an eye on (something/someone) to watch something or someone without giving them all your attention. I ate my lunch with half an eye on the clock to make sure I didn t miss my train …   New idioms dictionary

  • with half an eye on something — with half an eye on (something/someone) have/keep half an eye on (something/someone) to watch something or someone without giving them all your attention. I ate my lunch with half an eye on the clock to make sure I didn t miss my train …   New idioms dictionary

  • with half an eye on someone — with half an eye on (something/someone) have/keep half an eye on (something/someone) to watch something or someone without giving them all your attention. I ate my lunch with half an eye on the clock to make sure I didn t miss my train …   New idioms dictionary

  • see with half an eye — To see without difficulty • • • Main Entry: ↑eye …   Useful english dictionary

  • Half an eye — 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

  • half an eye — {n. phr.} A slight glance; a quick look. * /The substitute teacher could see with half an eye that she was going to have trouble with the class./ * /While Mary was cooking she kept half an eye on the baby to see that he didn t get into mischief./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • half an eye — {n. phr.} A slight glance; a quick look. * /The substitute teacher could see with half an eye that she was going to have trouble with the class./ * /While Mary was cooking she kept half an eye on the baby to see that he didn t get into mischief./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • half\ an\ eye — n. phr. A slight glance; a quick look. The substitute teacher could see with half an eye that she was going to have trouble with the class. While Mary was cooking she kept half an eye on the baby to see that he didn t get into mischief …   Словарь американских идиом

  • with one (or half) an eye on — giving only partial attention to. → eye …   English new terms dictionary

  • half an eye, see with —  easily …   A concise dictionary of English slang