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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