HyperDic: draw_a_bead_on

English > 2 senses of the expression draw a bead on:
VERBcompetitiondraw a bead onaim with a gun
cognitiondraw a bead on, aspire, aim, shoot forhave an ambitious plan or a lofty goal
English > draw a bead on: 2 senses > verb 1, competition
Meaningaim with a gun.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Broaderaim, take, train, take aim, directPoint or cause to go (blows, weapons, or objects such as photographic equipment) towards
Spanishapuntar
English > draw a bead on: 2 senses > verb 2, cognition
MeaningHave an ambitious plan or a lofty goal.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Synonymsaspire, aim, shoot for
Narrowerovershootaim too high
Broaderplan, be afterHave the will and intention to carry out some action
Spanishaspirar
Catalanaspirar

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