hit home


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Related to hit home: stay put, rub off, the home stretch, overstay welcome
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Verb1.hit home - refer to or be relevant or familiar tohit home - refer to or be relevant or familiar to; "I hope this message hits home!"
impress, strike, affect, move - have an emotional or cognitive impact upon; "This child impressed me as unusually mature"; "This behavior struck me as odd"
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Paul Watson's 71st-minute shot hit home defender Matthew Cooper and trundled in and the No.
SIR - As the referendum on Scottish independence reaches it final stages the real cost of Scotland going it alone has began to hit home, with RBS, BP, Lloyds Bank, Clydesdale Bank, and standard life all planning to move to England in the event of a yes vote, with many major retailers expressing their opposition to breaking up the UK, as the cost of everyday items would rise in the event of a yes vote.
Strike partner Sam Rock increased the advantage before Leon Broadhurst hit home a third.
The article "Balancing Passion and Self-Control," in the September 2006 issue (Powerplay) really hit home.
His February column "Gun Show Fever" really hit home with me, and I know it hit home with a lot of people that have this affliction.
A combination of Zane meets Christian, this novel is filled with subliminal messages that are sure to hit home with many mature readers, but will also raise a few eyebrows with its thought provoking, erotic and hard-core content.
In the case of Isaac Spencer, a member of Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, and Sebastian Gehrke, a soloist with Ballet Nurnberg in Germany, the reality of a long- (as in really long) distance relationship hit home much too quickly.