bring home

Idioms & Phrases

bring home

Get to the heart of a matter, make perfectly clear. For example, The crash brought home the danger of drinking and driving. This term uses home in the figurative sense of "touching someone or something closely." [Second half of 1800s]

The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer.
Copyright © 1997. Published by Houghton Mifflin.
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bring home

verb
1. make understandable and clear; "This brings home my point" 
2. earn as a salary or wage; "How much does your wife take home after taxes and other deductions?" [syn: take home
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