Definition of “hit home” - English Dictionary

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“hit home” in British English

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hit home

to cause you to realize exactly how unpleasant or difficult something is:

The full horror of the war only hit home when we started seeing the television pictures of it in our living rooms.

(Definition of “hit home” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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(Definition of “hit home” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)