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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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All, without doubt, had courage, all were honed to essence, all were extremely conscious of materiality.
Granite's honed focus includes continuing to service Sugar House, Layton and West Jordan, with the Orem location set to remain open through April 2004.
A characteristic feature of a honed surface finish is crosshatch, which makes an excellent oil retention and bearing surface.
The range covers seamless and DOM tube, honed bore, suitable for honing, ready-to-use tube, hollow bar tube, hydraulic line tube, carbon and stainless chrome plated bars, tubes, and cast bars.
But when the hall is arranged for conferences, you have to walk round it at each end, moving from the finely honed first floor balcony in the glass zone back to the side foyers.
No doubt his narration has been honed over the years.
Capitalizing on deep-rooted expertise honed over 25 years, Kronos empowers more than 40,000 organizations worldwide to better manage their workforce.
Born in Vienna, Milo honed his inherent design savvy under the tutelage of Architect, Max Gerstl during the 12 years he worked there.
After laser machining, the cylinders are finish honed to remove the buildup of any molten mass on each side of the groove.
In his role as a member of Kronos' Board of Directors, Kiser will capitalize on his management and consulting expertise honed over 30 years.