One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Make (someone) realize the full significance of something.‘her first-hand account brought home to me the pain of the experience’
make someone realize, make someone understand, make someone aware of, make someone conscious of, make something clear to someone, drive home, press home, impress upon someone, draw attention to, focus attention on, point up, underline, highlight, spotlight, foreground, emphasize, stressView synonyms
- ‘Mr Grant, defending, said: ‘Mr Harper is full of remorse and the breakdown of his relationship has brought his alcoholism home to him.’’
- ‘Two recent revelations brought this point home to me in a significant way.’
- ‘Perhaps the bitter experience of the stock market, which fell by over 60% in the past few months, has brought that point home to all concerned.’
- ‘The horror of the situation was brought home to me by the story of one mother who I worked with.’
- ‘But when the issue is brought home to them, war becomes as important, for the necessary period, as business or sport.’
- ‘Emblazoned on the side of buses, the adverts use text message style English to ensure the advice is brought home to York youngsters.’
- ‘He said the deaths brought the war home to the community.’
- ‘But on a more serious note Mr Flanagan said being in jail brought many things home to him about the underprivileged who tend to make up the majority of the prisoners.’
- ‘‘It really brought it home to people and they realised just how dangerous chip pan fires can be if not dealt with correctly,’ said Mr Hancock.’
- ‘Maybe this tragedy will bring it home to similarly minded people that this is nothing to do with class struggle.’
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