bring (something) home (to someone)

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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 to someone

 
1. Lit. to return home with a gift for someone. I brought a box of candy home to the children. The candy was brought home to Lily by Ken.
2. Fig. to cause someone to realize something. My weakness was brought home to me by the heavy work I had been assigned to do. The hard work really brought my frailty home to me.
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bring home

Get to the heart of a matter, make perfectly clear. For example, The crash brought home the danger of drinking and driving. This term uses home in the figurative sense of "touching someone or something closely." [Second half of 1800s]
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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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bring something home to someone

If someone or something brings something home to you, it makes you understand how important or serious it is. I knew I was lucky really. Being in hospital really brought it home to me. I think this war brought it home to a lot of people just what our families are going through when we are away somewhere like that.

bring something home to someone

make someone realize the full significance of something.

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.

bring home

To make perfectly clear: a lecture that brought home several important points.
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References in classic literature ?
While Don Quixote was taking off his armour, Don Lorenzo (for so Don Diego's son was called) took the opportunity to say to his father, "What are we to make of this gentleman you have brought home to us, sir?
It's time to grasp the nettle, the softly soft approach has failed, brought home to us with a week of unfettered violence culminating with the horrific murder of PC Andrew Harper.
With the project still being in progress we did not expect to win; this has brought home to us all how important the work to bring Shrewsbury Flaxmill Maltings back to life is to the town."
It's at times like this that it's brought home to us, an indication of what these men and boys went through for our freedom and it's a debt that we can only repay in our prayers.
It brought home to us all the psychology of clothes."
This was brought home to us spectacularly by the Great Tax Office Warm Weather Walkout of 2006.
She brought home to us just why this centre is so important.
He added: "What happened in Paris really brought home to us how close and how vulnerable society can be.
A stop at the Alice Springs Telegraph Station then highlighted the 3000km-long Overland Telegraph Line, which linked Port Darwin to Adelaide, and brought home to us again the sheer size of the country.
It's been a terrible few days as the death of Jonathan Corrie has brought home to us just how desperate life is for people living on our streets.
brought home to us an understanding of the nature of what we are dealing with." --AFP
"It has certainly brought home to us the interest in all things oral and horticultural and we believe that with our wonderful gardens and parks, we have the perfect setting for an event which could grow to be nationally recognised."
He died on holiday and we have had to wait several days until his body can be brought home to us.
The words have been brought home to us all with the use of the search bar, which adds a sense of realism."
The destructive potential of space rocks was brought home to us earlier this year when the (https://www.google.com/url?q=http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/articles/514366/20131016/chelyabinsk-meteorite-russia-lake-chebarkul-video.htm&sa=U&ei=vCthUuz9LvPY7AaK3YH4DA&ved=0CBMQFjAE&client=internal-uds-cse&usg=AFQjCNFGd-MYDtv3JHUEcEImG6buM5-nIA) Chelyabinsk meteor blew up over three cities in Russia .