find true north
Get on the right course, proceed in the right direction, as in We'd better find true north before our competitors do. This term alludes to locating the position of the North Pole from a particular point. [Slang; late 1900s]
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According to Pew, 14 of the 20 countries in the Middle East and North Africa have blasphemy laws.
They took cover inside a print works to the north east of Paris, where they held a member of staff as a hostage.
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She is quite true, but not wise, and your left hand must not know what your right hand is doing.Checkmate|Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
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I find myself chained to the foot of a woman, my noble Cornelia would despise!The Pastor's Fire-side Vol. 3 of 4|Jane Porter
Between South and North, the probabilities of a serious, and no very distant rupture, are strong and manifest.