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drive home

1. verb To return home by driving. When do you plan to drive home from the party?
2. verb To drive someone to their home. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "drive" and "home." Can any of you guys drive me home after the student council meeting? I'll drive her home, don't worry, Mrs. Smith. Sorry I'm late, I had to drive home the whole team.
3. verb To emphasize something. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "drive" and "home." The nightly news always drives home the presence of danger in our city and makes my anxiety worse.
4. noun The ride to one's home. In this usage, it is a set phrase. You can sleep on the drive home—it'll take five hours, after all. The traffic jam made my drive home twice as long as normal.
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drive something home

(to someone) Fig. to emphasize an important point about something (to someone). The teacher repeated the point three times just to drive it home. I hope this really drives the importance of safety home to you. The accident drove home the importance of wearing seatbelts to everyone concerned.
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drive home

Make clearly understood, make a point, as in The network news programs drive home the fact that violence is part of urban life. This expression uses the verb drive in the sense of "force by a blow or thrust" (as in driving a nail). Samuel Hieron used it in Works (1607): "That I may ... drive home the nail of this exhortation even to the head."
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drive something home

make something clearly and fully understood by the use of repeated or forcefully direct arguments.
The verbs hammer , press , and ram are also used in place of drive .
See also: drive, home, something

drive/hammer something ˈhome (to somebody)

make sure that somebody understands something completely, for example by repeating it often: The instructor tried to drive home to us the need for safety precautions before diving.Police used statistics to hammer home their warning about car theft.
See also: drive, hammer, home, something
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Rather than taking the risk of damaging herself and her passengers or her red-soled Louboutins she changed into a pair of low rise pumps for the drive home.
The Drive Home Safely roadshow aims to teach people the best things to do to ensure their safety and security on the road.
Resident Peter Smith was awoken by a loud bang outside his Queens Drive home.
A CHEEKY motorist given a two-year ban asked JPs to delay it - so he could drive home from court.
MILLIONS OF people drive home tired after flying long-haul, posing a serious risk of accidents, according to research.
Jo Luxmore, the city's Smoke Free co-ordinator, said: "There are 19 smoking-related deaths a week in our city so we have butted in and hope to drive home the message that help is at hand.
This indicates that when people go out on Labor Day they often include alcohol in activities such as backyard cookouts, trips to the park or to the beach, and then they drive home after drinking.
Stockmans claimed he decided to drive home after his wife fell ill at the event on December 16.
In mitigation, Paul Tweddle, defending, said: "Mr Ward was locking up his car when he was approached by someone who said 'I'm going to use your car to drive home, you can come if you want'.
The diminutive, red-headed teen is accused of stabbing Reina Amico, 41, several times inside their Blackwall Drive home.
Chuck's sense of humor and his ability to involve guests and listeners in the topics of the day make the drive home like a happy hour," said Mr.
color) A firefighter shuts off the electricity to an Amberwood Drive home Wednesday night as smoke roils around him.
But even those who don't drive home with a free car will automatically be entered into a prize draw which could see them jetting off to Portugal to witness Europe's finest teams battling it out for cup glory.
We needed someone with the expertise and experience to help us leverage the success of our current markets, penetrate new markets and drive home the message that Notiva is the defining player in the Trade Settlement market.
Other days, he would make the 90-mile drive home and then drive to work the next morning.