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English definition of “strike home”

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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.
Translations of “strike home”
in Chinese (Traditional) 命中預定目標, 達到預期效果…
in Chinese (Simplified) 命中预定目标, 达到预期效果…
(Definition of strike home from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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