pound (something) into (someone or something)

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pound (something) into (someone or something)

1. To strike something repeatedly, as with a hammer, until it penetrates some surface or thing. Next, you need to pound these nails into the wall.
2. To commit some piece of information into one's or someone else's long-term memory, especially through intense repetition. How many times do I have to pound it into your head? Do not drive my car unless I give you permission first! I've just been trying to pound these formulas into my head for the big test tomorrow!
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hammer something into someone and pound something into someone

hammer someone in; pound someone in Fig. to teach something to someone intensively, as if one were driving the information in by force. Her parents had hammered good manners into her head since she was a child. They hammered in good manners every day. They pounded proper behavior into the children.
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"It's hard to pound something into someone's head unless you have that really in-depth discussion with them, which is probably logistically impossible for students who [take out private loans]," says Tom Sakos, director of student lending for DeVry University and a member of NASFAA's new Task Force on Student Loan Indebtedness.
You're probably remembering the next job on your list and perhaps this is the best way to pound something into your brain and reinforce the memory.