home / hone

home / hone
   Home in is the correct phrase here is when referring to getting closer to a goal or target: The missile homed in electronically on the target.
   Hone means "to sharpen": Denise made a resolution to hone her piano playing skills.

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  • home / hone —    Home in is the correct phrase here is when referring to getting closer to a goal or target: The missile homed in electronically on the target.    Hone means to sharpen : Denise made a resolution to hone her piano playing skills …   Confused words

  • home, hone —     But Milosevic, ever the master tactician, had honed in on one of the Tribunals shakiest stanchions (New Yorker). Hone means to sharpen (as in honing a knife) or, more rarely, to complain or yearn for. The term for seeking out a target, as in… …   Dictionary of troublesome word

  • home, hone —     But Milosevic, ever the master tactician, had honed in on one of the Tribunals shakiest stanchions (New Yorker). Hone means to sharpen (as in honing a knife) or, more rarely, to complain or yearn for. The term for seeking out a target, as in… …   Dictionary of troublesome word

  • hone in on — ˌhone ˈin on [transitive] [present tense I/you/we/they hone in on he/she/it hones in on present participle honing in on past tense …   Useful english dictionary

  • hone — /hoʊn / (say hohn) noun 1. a whetstone of fine, compact texture, especially one for sharpening razors. –verb (t) (honed, honing) 2. to sharpen on or as on a hone: to hone a razor. 3. to cut back, trim. 4. to improve by careful attention or… …  

  • hone in — intransitive verb Etymology: alteration of home in Date: 1965 to move toward or focus attention on an objective < looking back for the ball honing in George Plimpton > < a missile honing in on its target Bob Greene > < hones in on the plights and …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • hone in — intransitive verb Etymology: alteration of home in : to move toward or focus attention on an objective usually used with on a missile honing in on its target Bob Greene hones in on the plights and victories of the common man Lisa Russell …   Useful english dictionary

  • Mark Hone — Personal information Full name Mark Joseph Hone Date of birth 31 March 1968 (1968 …   Wikipedia

  • Daniel Hone — Danny Hone Personal information Full name Daniel Joseph Hone …   Wikipedia

  • (the) Home Office — the Home Office UK US in the UK, the government department that is responsible for justice and the police. It also controls who is allowed into the country. The minister in charge of the Home Office is called the Home Secretary .… …   Useful english dictionary

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