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Related to hit home: stay put, rub off, the home stretch, overstay welcome

hit home

 and strike home
Fig. to really make sense; [for a comment] to make a very good point. Mary's criticism of my clothes hit home, so I changed. The teacher's comment struck home and the student vowed to work harder.
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hit home

to be understood completely and have a strong effect strike home The president's message seemed to hit home with most people who watched him on TV.
Related vocabulary: come home (to somebody)
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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 home, it has a strong negative effect Consumer spending has decreased as tax rises have begun to hit home.
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The Taverners responded when Harper hit home twice with Hooker and Brown adding the others.
But the Manchester side are desperate to get back in the big time and Dickov hit home his 14th strike of the season in the 76th minute.
They met at fifth team level where Sutton finally came out on top 5-3 after seeing a 3-0 advantage whittled away before goals from Foster, Harper, Beecham, Conway and Hume hit home.
Not only do Stuart's choices hit home emotionally, her movement orchestration is superb.
Having developed the infrastructure and expertise to generate hit home entertainment releases from our slate of current theatrical titles, we now plan to replicate this success throughout our deep and diverse library.
As a first step, the AFL-CIO Housing Investment Trust will launch a $100 million homeownership program for union families and municipal workers in the Los Angeles area through its HIT HOME program.
The 1-0 lead was short-lived, however, as the first two Mariners batters against Weaver hit home runs.
Dan Haren pitched a complete game to win his eighth game of the year, and Jay Payton and former Dodger Milton Bradley each hit home runs for the A's, who extended their lead over the Angels in the AL West to 1 1/2 games.
Our Hard at Work message at this year's Medtrade 2000 clearly hit home with our customers as they responded positively through their show of support throughout the 3 day event.
The proximity of the recent Fort Worth tornados to our headquarters in Irving hit home because of their damaging effect on area businesses," said Zolon Wilkins III, president and CEO of Lexington Services.
The message that we need to stay hydrated has definitely hit home.