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hone for someone or something

Rur. to long for someone or something. Tom: What's wrong with Jane? Mary: She's honing for her sweetheart. Jimmy was honing for the red bicycle in the toy store window.
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hone in

1. To advance toward some target, goal, or desired state: The police are honing in on the location of the gang. We don't have the answer yet, but by working together we're definitely honing in.
2. To direct one's attention; focus: The lawyer honed in on the discrepancies in my testimony.
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At Lloyds Bank Commercial Finance, we are committed to delivering working capital solutions that support UK businesses, said Hone, As one of the largest financial service providers, enhancing our ABL team for Wales and the Borders businesses is just one of many ways in which we are helping UK firms prosper on a regional level.
Von Hone - has been quite involved in the gallery's day-to-day operations.
Mr Hone organised a series of other motoring-releated events in the city bringing out tens of thousands of people and attracting television cameras and sponsorship deals.
The three-spindle hone is tooled to remove different amounts of stock at each station, after which the part is air-gaged.
The consequences of the assault have been even more damaging to Mr Hone.
Hotline wrote, paraphrasing June conference speaker Wayne Lukas, "If you want to get something done, clearly define what it is, then hone in on it.
Mr Hone suffered a collapse and anxiety disorder in 2000 after he worked an average of 90 hours a week in one of their pubs in Luton.
Hone arrived at Parkhead in the Kenny Dalglish era.
Perhaps Mr Lyall needs to hone his information retrieval skills or to buy a new computer?
The home side took the lead in the 12th minute when a long goal kick from Tim Clarke beat the Staveley defence and Leroy May was able to lob goal keeper Andy Hone.
XBT scenarios are as applicable to experts who need hone skills as they are to novices who need to learn.
In particular, Hone says disc replicators find it simpler to balance cycle speed against birefringence, disc flatness, and signal quality.
MIDFIELDER Mark Hone was a thorn in Barnet's side as they lost to their promotion rivals after dropping star striker Devine.
DONs will need to hone their clinical skills as never before.
We have many clients," said Jim Hone, co-owner and president of the firm.