hit home Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"hit home" in British English

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hit home

to ​cause you to ​realizeexactly how ​unpleasant or ​difficult something is: The ​fullhorror of the ​war only hit ​home when we ​startedseeing the ​televisionpictures of it in ​ourlivingrooms.
(Definition of hit home from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"hit home" in American English

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hit home

to ​becomecompletelyunderstood: The ​fullhorror of the ​war hit ​home when we ​startedseeingpictures of the ​woundedsoldiers on TV.
(Definition of hit home from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “hit home”
in Chinese (Simplified) 使充分意识到(情况有多糟糕或困难)…
in Chinese (Traditional) 使充分意識到(情況有多糟糕或困難)…
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