strike home


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strike home

To be fully understood by and strongly affect or resonate with someone. It wasn't until he was threated with losing his job that the comments about John's work ethic really struck home. The film has an underlying theme of grief and loss that will hit home with a lot of viewers.
See also: home, strike

hit/strike ˈhome


1 (of an insult, a remark, criticism, etc.) affect or hurt somebody in the intended way; make somebody really understand something: His criticism of my work struck home. I knew he was right.My remarks last week obviously hit home because he has not been late for work since.
2 (of a punch, a blow, an arrow, a bullet, etc.) hit somebody/something where you intended; hit the target: The punch hit home and Ferguson fell to the floor.
See also: hit, home, strike
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The striker was on hand to strike home a loose ball from close range after 60 minutes as the Millers got back to winning ways after two successive defeats.
In a nutshell: They're anything but cheery, and they strike home.
If this point hasn't struck home in the meetings I've had with the cash-in-transit industry and banks about voluntary improvement, it'll have to strike home on a different basis.
Seconds later Dumbarton blasted themselves ahead when Gemmell smashed a strike home.
Three minutes before half-time, Gedman benefited from another cross to strike home the second, but there were anxious Bangor faces after Peter Smith hit back late on to set up a rousing finish.
Nicky Banger, making his home debut, struck a 25-yard free-kick which Crawley goalkeeper Andy Little was unable to hold, and Andrew Mainwaring was on hand to strike home the loose ball.
Just past the hour, Hednesford made it three when Graham Lancashire was sent tumbling in the box and he got up to strike home a confident penalty.