get a bead on somebody

get a bead on somebody
draw/get a ˈbead on sb/sth idiom
(especially NAmE) to aim carefully at sb/sth before shooting a gun

One of the police officers drew a bead on the gunman and fired.

Main entry:beadidiom

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