strike home

strike home
   When somebody's comments or remarks strike home, they make you fully understand the situation.
   

The seriousness of his injuries struck home as he listened to the surgeon.


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  • strike home — index impress (affect deeply) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • strike home — verb refer to or be relevant or familiar to (Freq. 1) I hope this message hits home! • Syn: ↑hit home, ↑strike a chord, ↑strike a note • Hypernyms: ↑affect, ↑impress, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • strike home — See: HIT HOME …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • strike home — See: HIT HOME …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • strike 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

  • strike home — ► hit (or strike) home 1) (of words) have the intended effect. 2) (of the significance of a situation) be fully realized. Main Entry: ↑home …   English terms dictionary

  • strike home — Synonyms and related words: affect, come home to, evoke a response, get a reaction, get a response, hit, hit a nerve, hit home, hit the mark, impress, impress forcibly, make an impression, ring a bell, rock, sink in, smite, strike, strike fire,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • strike home — to be understood completely and have a strong effect. Her tearful expression made it clear that his nasty remarks had struck home. Related vocabulary: come home to someone …   New idioms dictionary

  • strike\ home — See: hit home …   Словарь американских идиом

  • To strike home — Strike Strike, v. i. To move; to advance; to proceed; to take a course; as, to strike into the fields. [1913 Webster] A mouse . . . struck forth sternly [bodily]. Piers Plowman. [1913 Webster] 2. To deliver a quick blow or thrust; to give blows.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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