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English definition of “strike home”

strike home

to hit the intended place or have the intended effect: The laser guidance system dramatically increases the likelihood that the missile will strike home. The government's message about the dangers of smoking seems to have struck home.Detonation and bombardment
(Definition of strike home from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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