hammer home something

hammer home something
hammer home (something) See at: hammer home

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  • hammer home — (something) See at: hammer home …   New idioms dictionary

  • hammer home — drive/hammer (something) home to say something very clearly and with a lot of force, often repeating it several times, so that you are sure that people understand it. She used charts and statistics to drive home her message that we need to… …   New idioms dictionary

  • home — ► NOUN 1) the place where one lives. 2) an institution for people needing professional care. 3) a place where something flourishes or from which it originated. 4) the finishing point in a race. 5) (in games) the place where a player is free from… …   English terms dictionary

  • hammer sth home — ► to make certain that something is understood by expressing it clearly and forcefully: »The severity of the slump in the housing market has been hammered home by figures released recently by the banks. hammer home a message/point »It is hoped… …   Financial and business terms

  • hammer — ham|mer1 [ hæmər ] noun count * 1. ) a tool used for hitting things or forcing nails into wood, consisting of a handle and a heavy metal top with one flat side: He smashed a hole in the window with a hammer. take a hammer to something (=hit… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • hammer */ — I UK [ˈhæmə(r)] / US [ˈhæmər] noun [countable] Word forms hammer : singular hammer plural hammers 1) a tool used for hitting things or forcing nails into wood that consists of a handle and a heavy metal top with one flat side He smashed a hole in …   English dictionary

  • bring something home to someone — 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 …   New idioms dictionary

  • bring something 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 …   New idioms dictionary

  • 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… …   New idioms dictionary

  • bring home to someone — 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 …   New idioms dictionary

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