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