hit between the eyes


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hit someone (right) between the eyes

 
1. Lit. to strike someone between the eyes. The baseball hit her right between the eyes.
2. Fig. to become completely apparent; to surprise or impress someone. Suddenly, it hit me right between the eyes. John and Mary were in love. Then—as he was talking—the exact nature of the evil plan hit me right between the eyes. The realization of what had happened hit me between the eyes.
See also: eye, hit

hit you (right) between the eyes

to be very easy to notice The song's catchy lyrics and bright melody hit him right between the eyes. I think the quality of our product is going to hit people right between the eyes.
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hit somebody (right) between the eyes

  (informal)
if something hits someone between the eyes, it shocks them I remember when I read that article. It hit me right between the eyes.
See also: eye, hit

hit between the eyes

Make someone suddenly aware of something, have a sudden impact on. For example, News of their divorce hit me right between the eyes. [Colloquial; early 1900s]
See also: eye, hit