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Chris -- 2011-03-08
I know it’s been discussed here before, but I found a fresh example and couldn’t resist posting it: “We have honed in on what we consider truly crucial” (from a website advertising a music and arts festival this summer). Maybe some of you have never seen this eggcorn before. There’s an interesting article on it here:
... and the entry itself here: http://eggcorns.lascribe.net/english/48/hone/ (following the LL article).
This one is now nearly unremarkable. I see it all the time in the press, almost as frequently as “give free reign”.