find true north

find true north

To find or proceed on the correct course or in the right direction. A reference to finding the position of the North Pole (e.g., by compass or by locating a pole star) so as to navigate properly. I would strongly advise that you seek professional legal counsel to find true north in your case against the state.
See also: find, north, true

find true north

Get on the right course, proceed in the right direction, as in We'd better find true north before our competitors do. This term alludes to locating the position of the North Pole from a particular point. [Slang; late 1900s]
See also: find, north, true
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This is for me a compass, which I rely on to find true north when the fog of conflict rolls in.
She taught us how to use a compass to find true north and to orient a map accordingly.