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draw a bead on someone

Slang definitions & phrases for draw a bead on someone

get a bead on

verb phrase

To take very careful aim at something or someone; concentrate successfully; zero in: She has, however, got a bead on her five original characters

[1841+; fr the beadlike appearance of the front sight of a rifle; the date is for the draw form]

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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