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press (something) home

To emphasize, reiterate, or something. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between or after "press" and "home." The nightly news always presses home the presence of danger in our city and makes my anxiety worse. I try to have some kind of visual aid to drive my point home during a presentation.
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ˌpress something ˈhome

make a point in an argument or discussion with force: She kept pressing home the point that more money should be spent on education.
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Now is the time to press home our advantages and to redouble our efforts.
Even when Kendal went down to 13 men with two players in the sin-bin, Wirral could not press home their advantage and only got on the scoreboard in the 50th minute, to reduce the arrears to 10-7.
After the break Mexico failed to press home their advantage and Brazil levelled it in the 79th minute through a Ronaldinho free-kick.
STEVE BRUCE is ready to press home his interest in a series of targets as his summer spending mission at Sunderland gathers pace.
Northamptonshire will look to press home their advantage today when they resume on 325 for three with centurion Rob White unbeaten on 101 and wicket-keeper David Murphy on 12 not out.
Waterloo had the better of the first quarter but were unable to press home their advantage, a penalty attempt from James O'Brien just off the mark.
They cannot leave this site empty, so we really tried to press home that any future development of the alternator should take place here.
Mr Brown has to press home this advantage and sharpen the contrast between Labour and the Tories.
The Prime Minister must today press home his advantage by demonstrating the value of a Labour Government.
The home side were unable to press home the advantage they built on the first two days and remained 45 for one in their second innings, 133 ahead.
The New Zealanders failed to press home their advantage in the second npower Test after opening up a 179-run first-innings lead, and subsequently trail 1-0 in the series when they should be in front.
The letters were read in court yesterday to press home Mohamed al Fayed's case that the couple were deeply in love.
England came agonisingly close to victory in the First Test and will be determined to press home any advantage this time.
The Patriots managed 27 against Indianapolis's leaky rearguard but failed to press home their clear advantage in scoring 23 against dismal Arizona.
But the hosts spilled three catches off Smith's bowling and failed to press home their early advantage.