drill into

drill into
drill (something) into (someone) to have something repeated very frequently.

You learn vocabulary by having it drilled into you.

Related vocabulary: hammer home something

New idioms dictionary. 2014.

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  • drill into someone — drill (something) into (someone) to have something repeated very frequently. You learn vocabulary by having it drilled into you. Related vocabulary: hammer home something …   New idioms dictionary

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