Make Your Editor Cry: Honed In On vs. Homed In On
To “home in on” something means to move toward a goal, such as “The missile homed in on its target.”
To “hone” is to sharpen by means of deburring as with a whetstone.
The correct expression is “homed in on” or “home in on.”
The missile honed in on its target.
The missile homed in on its target.
Gregg Bridgeman is the Editor-in-Chief at Olivia Kimbrell Press. He is husband to best-selling Christian author Hallee Bridgeman and parent to three. He continues to proudly serve in the US Armed Forces and has done so in either an active or reserve capacity for more than twenty years as an airborne and air assault qualified paratrooper, earning a Bronze Star for his service. Most importantly, he was ordained in October of 2001 after surrendering his life to Christ decades earlier.