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home in on

verb phrase

To approach purposefully; go straight toward: I saw these two guys homing in on her at the bar

[1950s+; fr the movement of an airplane, ship, missile, etc, that follows a radio beam or other signal to approach a destination or target; home is found by 1920; perhaps reinforced by the behavior of a homing pigeon]

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