draw a bead on something

draw a bead on something
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

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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