home in(redirected from homed 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.
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.
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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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.
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Phrasal Verbs. Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.