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press home

To emphasize or reiterate something. A noun or pronoun can be used between "press" and "home." The nightly news always presses home the presence of danger in our city and makes my anxiety worse. I try to have some kind of visual aid to press my point home during a presentation.
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ˌpress something ˈhome

make a point in an argument or discussion with force: She kept pressing home the point that more money should be spent on education.
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"Now is the time to press home our advantages and to redouble our efforts.
It gives Advanced Micro Devices Inc about a year to try and press home an advantage with its K7 CPU.
NAN also reports that ASUU had on November 4, 2018, embarked on what it described as a 'total, comprehensive and indefinite strike' to press home some demands from the Federal Government.
The Oikya Front in its formal reaction over the election announced that they would submit memorandum to the Election Commission on Thursday and announce next course of action programme to press home their demand.
Even when Kendal went down to 13 men with two players in the sin-bin, Wirral could not press home their advantage and only got on the scoreboard in the 50th minute, to reduce the arrears to 10-7.
The Red Devils produced a tough defensive stint and ran in tries through Rangi Chase and home debutants Mason Caton-Brown and Josh Griffin to lead 19-0 after 50 minutes but failed to press home their advantage as Hull recovered from the sin-binning of Jordan Rankin to score four tries in the last 25 minutes.
After the break Mexico failed to press home their advantage and Brazil levelled it in the 79th minute through a Ronaldinho free-kick.
Northamptonshire will look to press home their advantage today when they resume on 325 for three with centurion Rob White unbeaten on 101 and wicket-keeper David Murphy on 12 not out.
Waterloo had the better of the first quarter but were unable to press home their advantage, a penalty attempt from James O'Brien just off the mark.
"They cannot leave this site empty, so we really tried to press home that any future development of the alternator should take place here."
The home side were unable to press home the advantage they built on the first two days and remained 45 for one in their second innings, 133 ahead.
The New Zealanders failed to press home their advantage in the second npower Test after opening up a 179-run first-innings lead, and subsequently trail 1-0 in the series when they should be in front.
The letters were read in court yesterday to press home Mohamed al Fayed's case that the couple were deeply in love.
England came agonisingly close to victory in the First Test and will be determined to press home any advantage this time.
With five minutes left Wick were reduced to 10 men when Martin Gunn was sent off for his second bookable offence but Lossie couldn't press home the advantage and had to settle for a point