quelqu’un à l’œil – French expression


What does the French expression ‘ avoir quelqu’un à l’œil mean? How is it used in a sentence? Listen to Anne’s audio.

avoir quelqu’un à l’œil – to have someone at the eye – means to be on to someone.

  • « Fais gaffe, fais pas de conneries, je t’ai à l’œil ! »
  • “Beware, no nonsense. I’m on to you.”

Tenses and modes

présent : je t’ai à l’œil, nous t’avons à l’œil

imparfait : je t’avais à l’œil , nous t’avions à l’œil

futur : je t’aurai à l’œil, nous t’aurons à l’œil


Autre exemple

  • « Ils cherchent toujours à partir sans payer. Je les ai à l’œil. »
  • They always try to leave without paying. I have a close eye on them.”


Do use this expression 2 times today 🙂


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