drive a point home

convince thoroughly, persuade, make a point

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • drive your point home — see ↑home, 2 • • • Main Entry: ↑drive drive your point home : to say something in a very strong or forceful way : to make a point very forcefully He drove his point home during the debate. • • • Main Entry: ↑home …   Useful english dictionary

  • drive something home (to somebody) — drive sth ˈhome (to sb) idiom to make sb understand or accept sth by saying it often, loudly, angrily, etc • You will really need to drive your point home. Main entry: ↑driveidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • drive — drive1 W1S1 [draıv] v past tense drove [drəuv US drouv] past participle driven [ˈdrıvən] ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(vehicle)¦ 2¦(make somebody move)¦ 3¦(make somebody do something)¦ 4¦(make somebody/something be in a bad state)¦ 5¦(hit/push something into… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • drive — [[t]dra͟ɪv[/t]] ♦ drives, driving, drove, driven 1) VERB When you drive somewhere, you operate a car or other vehicle and control its movement and direction. [V prep/adv] I drove into town and went to a restaurant for dinner... [V prep/adv] He… …   English dictionary

  • Point Place — is a fictional small suburban town in Wisconsin, somewhere near Kenosha, Wisconsin, [cite web|url=http://www.that70sshow.com/index faq.htm|title=That 70s Show FAQs] in which the television sitcom That 70s Show takes place. The characters speak… …   Wikipedia

  • home — [hōm] n. [ME < OE hām, akin to Ger heim < Gmc * haim < IE base * kei , to lie, homestead > HIDE3, Gr keisthai, to lie down, rest, L civis, townsman, ON heimr, home, Goth haima, OHG heim: basic sense “place where one lies; dwelling”] 1 …   English World dictionary

  • home — 1. As an adverb, home has many idiomatic uses as in come home and go home, see someone home, drive a nail (or point) home, etc. When the meaning is ‘in his or her home’ the British preference is to use at home (He stayed at home / Are they at… …   Modern English usage

  • home — ► NOUN 1) the place where one lives. 2) an institution for people needing professional care. 3) a place where something flourishes or from which it originated. 4) the finishing point in a race. 5) (in games) the place where a player is free from… …   English terms dictionary

  • drive home — v. 1) (B) to drive home a point home to smb. 2) (L) he could not drive home to her that we cannot afford a new car 3) (Q) we must drive home to him where the difficulties lie * * * (B) to drive home a point home to smb. (L) he could not drive… …   Combinatory dictionary

  • home — home1 [ houm ] noun *** ▸ 1 place where you live ▸ 2 building for living in ▸ 3 place on sports field ▸ 4 where something started ▸ 5 base for sports team ▸ 6 home page ▸ 7 of plants and animals ▸ + PHRASES 1. ) count or uncount the place where… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English


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