bring something home

bring (something) home (to someone)

1. Literally, to come home with something, such as a gift or treat (for someone). 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

COMMON If someone or something brings something such as a problem, danger, or fact home to someone, they make them understand how serious or important it is. His words brought home the full horror of what had happened. Marion's death had brought home to her the need to be more direct about everything. Note: Verbs such as drive, press, and hammer are often used instead of bring to mean that something is made clear in a very forceful way. I don't know how to get through to you and hammer home how desperate I feel. I knew he was upset, but reading his emails really drove it home.
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Na sana may maiuwi para sa lungsod ng Maynila, someday, somehow (I'm just fishing here, hoping that I can bring something home for the City of Manila, someday, somehow)," he said.
"But we want to win - we are desperate to bring something home for the country or win it at home in 2020.
Jack (Green) made the final and nearly got the bronze medal in the 400m hurdles - we were all in good shape to bring something home.
'I got to bring something home to the people I love, especially my mother.
Political interference is nothing new in Irish society, neither is the sight of a local politician battling to bring something home to the people who elected them to the Dail.
"We started sluggishly, gave them a head start and found ourselves playing catch up, something that's probably the story of our season, but you have to give credit for the attitude, endeavour and bloody-mindedness I suppose, in the way that once again they refused to throw the towel in and deserved to bring something home with them.
I expected him to bring something home for our farming operation," she says with a laugh.
"We knew we didn't place in the pentathlon events, so the TCCC was the last push to bring something home," Uchiyama said.
You don't have to donate to bring something home and you can donate without taking something.
"Are you going to bring something home next week?" said the Man-in-Charge.
What are the must-buys in Miami, if I were to bring something home?
You'd come home and pray your children wouldn't come down with it, and that you wouldn't bring something home with you.
So if you have to bring something home from your holiday for yourself or your loved ones, rule number one is to wear your darkest sunglasses and think of grey Scottish light and pale Scottish skin when shopping.
"I hope to do something better next season thanwhat I have done this year and hopefully bring something home for this club.
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