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bring something home (to somebody)

to make something more clearly understood Her visit to the war memorial brought home to her the suffering the war had caused.
Usage notes: usually said about something that is difficult or unpleasant
Related vocabulary: hammer home something
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bring home

Get to the heart of a matter, make perfectly clear. For example, The crash brought home the danger of drinking and driving. This term uses home in the figurative sense of "touching someone or something closely." [Second half of 1800s]
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bring home

To make perfectly clear: a lecture that brought home several important points.
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The King also directed the government to bring home those who were injured in the accident to be treated at Jordanian hospitals, provided that their condition allows their transfer at this stage.
For every medal the Kiwis bring home Jetstar will offer 120 seats at $12 across the airline s domestic network.
Work 3 days a week and make bring home $3000 per month.
Summary: Britain's cats are becoming more creative when it comes to what they bring home as presents for their owners.
The flight would return on March 8 and is expected to bring home 460 Pakistani nationals, the statement said.
The flights brought home 13,000 expatriate workers, who had been stranded in Libya following the uprising, the officials said, adding more than 48 EgyptAir aircraft will be sent bring home more than 14,000 Egyptians, who are still stuck the Libyan cities of Tripoli, Sert, Sabha, as well as Tunisia and Algeria.
Summary: TRIPOLI, June 13, 2010, SPA -- The foreign ministers of Switzerland and Spain were in Libya on Sunday hoping to bring home a Swiss businessman stranded there for nearly two years and draw a line under a damaging diplomatic row, Reuters reported.
With their boyfriends and girlfriends, all my children know they can bring home whoever they like.
That should bring home the brutal truth that street gangs are a nasty and shocking symptom of the broken society.
EACH year millions of travellers unknowingly bring home souvenirs made from endangered species.
She has started to bring home dead and alive mice and leaves them in the same place at the bottom of the stairs.
Over the next several months, we will bring home about 3,400 combat support forces -- including aviation personnel, explosive ordnance teams, combat and construction engineers, military police, and logistical support forces,'' he said.
Prince William is "150%" behind England's bid to bring home the World Cup ( but pleaded with the stars to spare him another nail-biting penalty shoot-out.