hone for (someone or something)

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hone for (someone or something)

To yearn for someone or something. She honed for her boyfriend the whole week he was gone. In this heat, I find myself honing for some ice cream.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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.
See also: for, hone
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Different honing techniques namely longitudinal stroke honing is used for connecting rod holes, brake drum, cylinder liners, etc.; shortstroke honing is used for crank shaft, rotor shaft; profile honing is used for tracks of inner and outer ball bearing rings; surface honing for finishing roller guideways, guide rails; gear honing, etc.
In this case, EC is used mainly for material removal and honing for mechanical scrubbing only.
In fact, we have run capability studies where we've hit double-digit Cpk levels when honing for bore size."
Until now honing for high-volume production applications in the automotive, small engine, and even the aircraft industries has been done using dedicated and often costly honing machines.