draw a bead on


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Related to draw a bead on: get a bead on, get a bead on someone
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Verb1.draw a bead on - aim with a gun; "The hunter drew a bead on the rabbit"
aim, take aim, train, direct, take - point or cause to go (blows, weapons, or objects such as photographic equipment) towards; "Please don't aim at your little brother!"; "He trained his gun on the burglar"; "Don't train your camera on the women"; "Take a swipe at one's opponent"
2.draw a bead on - have an ambitious plan or a lofty goaldraw a bead on - have an ambitious plan or a lofty goal
be after, plan - have the will and intention to carry out some action; "He plans to be in graduate school next year"; "The rebels had planned turmoil and confusion"
overshoot - aim too high; "The plan overshoots its aim"