drive home

a) To push to or into a target.

He grunted as he drove each nail home.

b) To emphasize (a point) with tangible or powerful demonstration.

Karli shook himself, drove home the last nail with a flat stone, straightened up.


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  • drive 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

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  • drive home — verb 1. carry out or perform deliver an attack , deliver a blow The boxer drove home a solid left • Syn: ↑deliver • Hypernyms: ↑give • Hyponyms: ↑land …   Useful english dictionary

  • drive home (to) —  Emphasize.  ► “Martin Direct will drive home its message of purchasing Geico car insurance to public transportation commuters in New York and Chicago.” (Adweek, Aug. 28, 1995, p. 8) …   American business jargon

  • drive home — ► drive (or hammer) home stress forcefully. Main Entry: ↑home …   English terms dictionary

  • drive home — {v. phr.} To argue convincingly; make a strong point. * /The doctor s convincing arguments and explanation of his X ray pictures drove home the point to Max that he needed surgery./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • drive\ home — v. phr. To argue convincingly; make a strong point. The doctor s convincing arguments and explanation of his X ray pictures drove home the point to Max that he needed surgery …   Словарь американских идиом

  • drive home — return to one s house by car; transport someone to their house by car; convince, persuade …   English contemporary dictionary

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