bring home to

bring home to
bring (something) home (to (someone)) to make something more clearly understood.

Her visit to the war memorial brought home to her the suffering the war had caused.

Usage notes: usually said about something that is difficult or unpleasant
Related vocabulary: hammer home something

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  • bring home — verb a) To earn (money) I bring home 10000 dollars a month. b) To make clearer or better understood This brought home the inadequacies of NIH policy regarding informed consent, as well as its continued reliance on the ethical judgment of its… …   Wiktionary

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  • bring home the bacon — {v. phr.}, {informal} 1. To support your family; earn the family living. * /He was a steady fellow, who always brought home the bacon./ 2. To win a game or prize. * /The football team brought home the bacon./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • bring home the bacon — {v. phr.}, {informal} 1. To support your family; earn the family living. * /He was a steady fellow, who always brought home the bacon./ 2. To win a game or prize. * /The football team brought home the bacon./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

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