strike home

strike home
to be understood completely and have a strong effect.

Her tearful expression made it clear that his nasty remarks had struck home.

Related vocabulary: come home to someone

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  • strike home — index impress (affect deeply) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • strike home — verb refer to or be relevant or familiar to (Freq. 1) I hope this message hits home! • Syn: ↑hit home, ↑strike a chord, ↑strike a note • Hypernyms: ↑affect, ↑impress, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • strike home — See: HIT HOME …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • strike home — See: HIT HOME …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • strike home — hit/strike home 1. if something that someone says hits home, it has a strong effect on you because it forces you to understand something unpleasant. I could see that the criticism was beginning to hit home. 2. if an action or a situation hits… …   New idioms dictionary

  • strike home —    When somebody s comments or remarks strike home, they make you fully understand the situation.     The seriousness of his injuries struck home as he listened to the surgeon …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • strike home — ► hit (or strike) home 1) (of words) have the intended effect. 2) (of the significance of a situation) be fully realized. Main Entry: ↑home …   English terms dictionary

  • strike home — Synonyms and related words: affect, come home to, evoke a response, get a reaction, get a response, hit, hit a nerve, hit home, hit the mark, impress, impress forcibly, make an impression, ring a bell, rock, sink in, smite, strike, strike fire,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • strike\ home — See: hit home …   Словарь американских идиом

  • To strike home — Strike Strike, v. i. To move; to advance; to proceed; to take a course; as, to strike into the fields. [1913 Webster] A mouse . . . struck forth sternly [bodily]. Piers Plowman. [1913 Webster] 2. To deliver a quick blow or thrust; to give blows.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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