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home in

1. To move toward something. Mom immediately homed in on the one speck of dust I'd missed in the living room. I think I'm homing in on the perfect balance of ingredients, so I'm going to try the recipe a few more ways.
2. To focus or concentrate on something. I'm not surprised Taylor bought a house—once she homes in on a goal, she accomplishes it.
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home in (on someone or something)

Fig. to aim directly at someone or something. She came into the room and homed in on the chocolate cake. She saw the cake and homed in.
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home in

v.
1. To move or advance toward a target or goal: The missile first homed in, then hit its target. The investigators were homing in on the truth.
2. To direct one's attention; focus: Our closing argument should home in on the evidence found.
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