strike home


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strike home

To be fully understood by or strongly affect or resonate with someone. It wasn't until he was threatened 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 strike 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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James Coppinger's shot deflected to James Hayter, who slipped the ball to Price to strike home.
McMillan then failed to kick clear a backpass, allowing Mike Heverin to dispossess him and strike home his seventh goal in eight games.
"To be honest, it happened so quickly that it didn't really strike home I had cancer.
"I just want to strike home that real estate is not an evil empire," LaPorte complains about the misguided public perception.
But in 1979, Pennsylvania's Three Mile Island (TMI) power plant proved that nuclear accidents can strike home: radioactive gases escaped when a reactor malfunctioned.
The second is a collection of New York Newsday columns written by Sheryl McCarthy, whose poignant questions strike home every time.
Ayr broke the deadlock in 29 minutes with Donald's long range effort beating the keeper and United doubled their lead seven minutes later when Moffat curled a fine strike home.