home in on (something)

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home in on (something)

To focus or concentrate on something. It took some time for him to home in on the reason he'd called the meeting.
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home in on

Move toward or focus on a goal, as in He began with a couple of jokes before homing in on the main subject of his talk. This expression originally alluded to a vessel, aircraft or missile being guided to its target by a radio beam or some other means. [c. 1920]
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