“Jane quivers like a tuning fork,” Kenneth Tynan wrote in The New Yorker.
But they looked slow at the back, tuning out just long enough to let Ghana in.
Although polls now show Schwartz trailing, she insists there is still time and that people are just now tuning in.
late 14c., "a musical sound, a succession of musical notes," unexplained variant of tone. Meaning "state of being in proper pitch" is from mid-15c.
"bring into a state of proper pitch," c.1500, from tune (n.). Non-musical meaning "to adjust an organ or receiver" is recorded from 1887. Verbal phrase tune in in reference to radio (later also TV) is recorded from 1913; figurative sense of "become aware" is recorded from 1926. Tune out "to eliminate radio reception" is recorded from 1908; figurative sense of "disregard, stop heeding" is from 1928. Related: Tuned; tuning.