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5 definitions by Tex01

 
1.
Linked events, the occurrence of one, which causes the other, and when the second occurs, it in turn causes the first to happen, and so on.
This is the original definition for this occurrence, the name vicious cycle is used incorrectly by a lot of people.
He was so hungover he got drunk, and this caused him to be hungover again, so he got drunk again. The vicious circle of drinking continued until he realised he was a raging alcoholic.
by Tex01 November 18, 2007
 
2.
To get closer to a goal. To be guided onto a destination by a landmark or radio or visual beacon. (incorrectly called "hone in") by people who mix up the similar sounding words "hone" and "home".
The missile was designed to home in on the target.

The treasurer is trying to home in on his goal of zero inflation.
by Tex01 November 18, 2007
 
3.
another name for the original term "vicious circle".
Some people like to use the term "vicious cycle" when they mean "vicious circle", because "cycle" and "circle" sound familiar, but the correct terminology is "vicious circle"
by Tex01 November 18, 2007
 
4.
The act of blowing one's nose without a handkerchief or tissue. It usually involves holding one nostril closed with one's forefinger, and exhaling quickly to expel any snot from the other nostril. Also known as Nebraska hanky
I was walking in the bush the other day and dust had clogged my nose up. I didn't have a tissue, so did a bush spit onto the ground.
by Tex01 November 18, 2007
 
5.
hone in is a term incorrectly used by those meaning home in.
It is used by people to identify something which is approaching a target, see home in for the correct word and definition.
My buddy always says "hone in" when he means "home in".
"My pigeon can hone in on his bird food real good"
by Tex01 November 18, 2007