hit home

hit home
hit (or strike) home 1) (of words) have the intended effect. 2) (of the significance of a situation) be fully realized.
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  • hit home — {v. phr.} To go directly to the mark; strike a vulnerable spot. * /His remark hit home when he referred to those who do not contribute sufficiently to the college fund drive./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • hit home — {v. phr.} To go directly to the mark; strike a vulnerable spot. * /His remark hit home when he referred to those who do not contribute sufficiently to the college fund drive./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • hit home — hit/strike home 1. if something that someone says hits home, it has a strong effect on you because it forces you to understand something unpleasant. I could see that the criticism was beginning to hit home. 2. if an action or a situation hits… …   New idioms dictionary

  • hit home — If something hits home, it is understood completely and has a strong effect as people accept it even though it is negative …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • hit home — verb refer to or be relevant or familiar to I hope this message hits home! • Syn: ↑strike home, ↑strike a chord, ↑strike a note • Hypernyms: ↑affect, ↑impress, ↑move, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • hit home — the documentary on teen suicide painfully hit home Syn: have the intended effect, strike home, hit the mark, register, be understood, get through, sink in …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • hit home — to be understood completely and have a strong effect. The president s message seemed to hit home with most people who watched him on TV. Related vocabulary: come home to someone …   New idioms dictionary

  • hit home — verb To be especially memorable, meaningful, or significant; to be fully understood, believed or appreciated. Do you think the message really hit home with him? …   Wiktionary

  • hit\ home — v. phr. To go directly to the mark; strike a vulnerable spot. His remark hit home when he referred to those who do not contribute sufficiently to the college fund drive …   Словарь американских идиом

  • hit home — become very meaningful, affect you personally, touch you    When they see hungry Canadian children on TV, the message about poverty will hit home …   English idioms

  • hit home. — See hit. → home …   Useful english dictionary

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