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Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Criminal Sentence 606: Brandishing My Horns

From a blog post:

"...she has a legitimate reason for horning in on the case."

I guess an "r" and an "n" next to each other could look like an "m," which needs to be in the middle of the word: "homing." All I can say is, "Weird"!


Heikili said...

Isn't the phrase "to horn in on" an idiomatic expression?

The Sentence Sleuth said...

Nope. Home in on.

ChildsPlay said...

The phrase "horning in on" means to intrude. Check out and

Anonymous said...

Sorry, but I agree with Heikili. To horn in, as listed in Dictionary was the 36th definition listed under the section called of idioms. Dictionary said, it is informal for intrude and interrupt. Merriam-Webster defined, horn in, as to participate without invitation or consent : intrude. My Oxford Dictionary did not list it, sad.