bring something home

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.
See also: bring, home, something
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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.
But in-form winger Brunt accepts there will be pressure on Albion, from supporters at least, to bring something home from the DW Stadium.
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.
She and Edana are so young, so if I bring something home from work, like some forensic rubber gloves, they find that really exciting.
On occasion I would bring something home ready-made from town.
But our confidence is high after our two consecutive wins and if we can bring something home from the game it will give us a major boost going into the Christmas programme.
In Prague," (a place which she identifies as having deep Jewish meanings for her) "they have beautiful glasswork, so I wanted to bring something home, so I turned this chalice into a kiddush cup.
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