bring (something) home to (someone)

bring (something) home to (someone)

1. Literally, to come home with a gift or treat for someone else. I knew you were sad to miss the dinner party, so I brought a dessert home to you.
2. To cause something to be more intimately acknowledged, recognized, or understood. Her passionate speech about the environment really brought the importance of conservation efforts home to me.
See also: bring, home
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