Meaning of “have an eye to/for the main chance” in the English Dictionary

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"have an eye to/for the main chance" in British English

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have an eye to/for the main chance

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Someone who has an eye to/for the main chance is always ready to use a situation to their own advantage.

(Definition of “have an eye to/for the main chance” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)