One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1Take aim with a gun or missile.‘jet fighters zeroed in on the rebels' positions’
- ‘Whatever may be the movement of the target in the sea, the missile will zero in on it.’
- 1.1 Focus one's attention.‘they zeroed in on the clues he dropped about himself’
- ‘He zeroed in on the critical assumption of full or perfect information.’
- ‘A senior Kuwaiti diplomat told this corespondent this evening that the negotiations had now zeroed in on money.’
- ‘It zeroed in on these youngsters in each districts, trained them and affiliated them to the Kudumbasree mission.’
- ‘He then zeroed in on Monsanto's plans to plant up to 500,000 acres of transgenic soybeans in Venezuela.’
- ‘Inadvertently, I turn my attention to the dance floor again, my eyes zeroing in on someone in a certain blue dress.’
- ‘He's zeroed in on the recent scholarly attention Ben Franklin has been enjoying and yoked that with the equally topical subject of academic plagiarism.’
- ‘The BA zeroed in on the mayor on the potholes that fill the roads.’
- ‘To gain wisdom from life experiences, youngsters ought to receive training on zeroing in on their inherent talents.’
- ‘When Doris Duke zeroed in on him, he became front-page news.’
- ‘Having decided to do something extra special, they zeroed in on a Measles Vaccination Programme in India.’
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