take aim

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take aim

Direct a missile or criticism at something or someone, as in Raising his rifle, Chet took aim at the squirrel but missed it entirely, or In his last speech the President took aim at the opposition leader. [Late 1500s]

The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer.
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