bring (something) home to (someone)

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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.
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bring something home to someone

 
1. Lit. to return home with a gift for someone. I brought a box of candy home to the children. The candy was brought home to Lily by Ken.
2. Fig. to cause someone to realize something. My weakness was brought home to me by the heavy work I had been assigned to do. The hard work really brought my frailty home to me.
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bring something home to someone

If someone or something brings something home to you, it makes you understand how important or serious it is. I knew I was lucky really. Being in hospital really brought it home to me. I think this war brought it home to a lot of people just what our families are going through when we are away somewhere like that.

bring something home to someone

make someone realize the full significance of something.

bring something ˈhome to somebody

make somebody realize how important, difficult or serious something is: This documentary brought home the tragedy of the poor to many people.Visiting that hospital for the mentally ill really brought home to me how sad some people’s lives are.
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The photographs you see bring home to us all the brutality of war, and the agony of not knowing the fate of a loved one.
Coroner Kevin McCarthy, opening and adjourning the inquest, said: "Tragedies like this bring home to us all the complexities of relationships and the frailties of life.
This was the clearest possible example of the crucial yet widely unrecognised educational power of drama to bring home to us in deeply personal, emotive terms what a situation amounts to - education at its best.
The messages included plenty of predictable "we come in peace" remarks from world leaders, with the notable absence of America's Cold War rivals in Russia, but also a surprisingly wistful and prescient contribution from President Richard Nixon: "What could bring home to us more the limitations of the human scale than the hauntingly beautiful picture of our earth seen from the moon?
Their stories bring home to us all a sense of the human tragedy.
The Chronicle has been filled with inspirational stories this past week that bring home to us the importance of this event in the lives of so many people.
They bring home to us the vulnerability of the victims and the resulting destruction of society.
10 [under the heading 'Ship'] Flying towers | Bring home to us, and make both Indies ours.
While Egoyan speaks about the film's "resolution," "redemption" is probably a more accurate description of the moments that end the film - moments that bring home to us the depth and the violent, transformative power of love.
It shouldn't have needed Savita's death to bring home to us how important this legislation is for the lives of our women and girls.
It would also bring home to us the fact that Welsh soldiers made a huge contribution, out of all proportion to the size of our population, particularly in the First World War.
The dramatic D-Day photographs taken by seaman Norman Brodie, showing bombs and bullets raining down all around, bring home to us some 60 years later the awesome firepower that greeted the Allied forces in Normandy.
And it will bring home to us all how important that Cup Final win really is to this area.