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Hone In

Make it home in. Hone in has achieved undeserved legitimacy for the worst of reasons: the similarity in sound and appearance of n and m. Honing is a technique used for sharpening cutting tools and the like.

To home in, like zero in, is to get something firmly in your sights, to get to the crux of a problem.

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