eye to the main chance, have an

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eye to the main chance, have an

Look out for one's own best interest. For example, Tom is watching the company's progress very closely; he always has an eye to the main chance. [c. 1600]

The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer.
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