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Designs on himself

Posted by Lotg on October 25, 2003

In Reply to: He's got designs on her posted by Lotg on October 25, 2003

: This means he's got intentions for her, got his eye on her, plans, etc. Why designs and how did it come about?

Actually another variation on the use of this terms is to say that someone has designs on themselves, suggesting, they're conceited. Again, why designs?

I've gone a bit mad this morning typing, I'll get off now and go out for brekky.