hit home with (one)

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hit home with (one)

To be fully understood by or strongly affect or resonate with one. It wasn't until he was threatened with losing his job that the comments about John's work ethic really hit home with him. The film has an underlying theme of grief and loss that will hit home with a lot of viewers.
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And they will also be urged to punch out a text message to the Government to ensure the message hits home with politicians.