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Zero in   /zˈɪroʊ ɪn/   Listen
Zero in

Direct onto a point or target, especially by automatic navigational aids.  Synonyms: home in, range in.
Adjust (as by firing under test conditions) the zero of (a gun).  Synonym: zero.

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"Zero in" Quotes from Famous Books

... saw no use of life But, while he drove a roaring trade, To chuckle "Customers are rife!" To chafe "So much hard cash outlaid Yet zero in my profits made! ...
— Browning's England - A Study in English Influences in Browning • Helen Archibald Clarke

... of reproach with which this word was uttered failed to produce the slightest effect on the Captain, who merely removed the pipe from his lips for an instant, and blew a cloud into the chilly air. The thermometer stood at two degrees below zero in our hall. ...
— The Story of a Bad Boy • Thomas Bailey Aldrich

... want to tell you that before I'd accept your auto ride I'd open a little fancy art goods and needlework store in Menominee, Michigan, and get out the newest things in Hardanger work and Egyptian embroidery. And that's my notion of zero in occupation. Besides, no plain, everyday workingwoman could enjoy herself in your car because her conscience wouldn't let her. She'd be thinking all the time how she was depriving some poor, hard-working chorus girl of her legitimate pastime, and that would spoil everything. The elevator ...
— Roast Beef, Medium • Edna Ferber

Words linked to "Zero in" :   adjust, place, direct, set, target, correct, point, aim

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