bring something home to somebody

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 by someone. Her passionate speech about the environment really brought the importance of conservation efforts home to me.
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bring something ˈhome to somebody

make somebody realize how important, difficult or serious something is: This documentary brought home the tragedy of the poor to many people.Visiting that hospital for the mentally ill really brought home to me how sad some people’s lives are.
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