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Draw a bead on   /drɔ ə bid ɑn/   Listen
Draw a bead on

verb
1.
Aim with a gun.
2.
Have an ambitious plan or a lofty goal.  Synonyms: aim, aspire, shoot for.






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"Draw a bead on" Quotes from Famous Books



... cheerfully; "your sight is still good, and your hand does not tremble. A bushranger at forty rods is as good as slain when you draw a bead on him, and yet you talk of yielding up your life because we have been caught in a ...
— The Gold Hunter's Adventures - Or, Life in Australia • William H. Thomes



Words linked to "Draw a bead on" :   plan, aim, aspire, shoot for, be after, take, take aim, direct, overshoot, train



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