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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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Owen completed another piece of club history when he struck home the penalty: he has now scored on his debut in the FA Cup, League Cup, Premiership and Europe.
The message must have struck home because Mr Esterson has now offered to visit Maghull High School to talk to the students and of course have his photo taken for the local newspaper.
Just minutes after Lamela's introduction, the Argentinian sent a wonderful clipped ball which Roberto Soldado exquisitely struck home and, with 10 minutes remaining, he impressively played through Harry Kane to secure Tottenham victory.
Grabban, who followed manager andy scott north from Brentford this summer, struck home in the opening stages of the second half with the outside of his boot from 20 yards and oxford had no answer, despite a late bout of pressure.
Lee John struck home a superb 25th-minute opener and he supplied Gary Bansor, who headed home magnificently seven minutes later, to send Caersws diving head first into the bottom two.
Spain took the lead on 28 minutes after Sergio Gontan (Athletico Madrid) struck home from a right wing cross.
Alan Connell struck home a piledriver to put the Bees ahead on 14 minutes, but Michael Boulding followed suit from 30 yards to level it for Mansfield.
Two of Brown's shots struck home, but the criminal still managed to make it to his getaway car and drive away.
Currie struck home a 66th minute penalty after Darren Bent was fouled by home keeper Romain Larrieu as the Town ace ran on to a superb through ball from influential second half substitute Jim Magilton.
With nerves beginning to jangle,Thomas was pulled down in the box on 80 and struck home the penalty to make the game safe.
Ian Payne struck home a spot kick - much to the disgust of Martyrs boss Leon Rosenior, who by then had been sent off for dissent.
Fifteen minutes from time Ozzy Mintus hauled down Rothwell's Liam Morris and Foley struck home the penalty.
The Taft High product will test his power stroke tonight when the Double-A All-Star competes in the Star Struck Home Run Hitting Contest prior to the game in New Haven, Conn.
And he emphatically struck home a second off the underside of the bar after blocking David Thompson's clearance.
City went ahead midway through the first-half when Lenell John-Lewis struck home a first-time shot from Lee Frecklington's cross.