One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
(of the significance of something) become fully realized by someone.‘the full enormity of what was happening came home to Sara’
make an impression, get through, sink in, fall into place, penetrate, have an effect, dawn, strike home, be understoodView synonyms
- ‘The horror of all this came home to me in an unforgettable way a few years ago when I visited the Indiana State Penitentiary at Michigan City.’
- ‘If the powerful negativity of a really bad mistake doesn't come home to you, then that mistake has been useless to you.’
- ‘For the first time it truly came home to us what had happened and despite our frivolity what might have been lost on the M4 today.’
- ‘As he checked the items, the cost of the whole endeavour came home to me.’
- ‘As the train effectively emptied at the Excel Centre it really started coming home to me what I had agreed to do.’
- ‘The Civil Rights - the marches, and so forth - had begun, but it really hadn't come home to me what these people were going through.’
- ‘People love doing it and it really comes home to you at the end when you go up to the wards.’
- ‘That is the time where the responsibility really comes home to you.’
- ‘It was only then that the true lack of Scottish involvement in this tour really came home to us.’
- ‘They looked pretty normal, but the reality of what I was about to do was only just coming home to me.’
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