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Strike home   /straɪk hoʊm/   Listen
Strike home

Refer to or be relevant or familiar to.  Synonyms: hit home, strike a chord, strike a note.

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"Strike home" Quotes from Famous Books

... instruments of our military music, of which we are more passionate admirers, almost ready to follow the drum ourselves. Oh, the supreme delight of having one's arms and legs shot off to such soul-elevating sounds, to the tune of Rule Britannia, and somebody or other's march! "Britons strike home" thrills through the air, and you scarcely feel that you are spitted by a Polish lancer; a flourish of trumpets, and enter a troop of horse, that trot briskly over you as you lie smashed by a round-shot, but heedless ...
— Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 59, No. 364, February 1846 • Various

... with the lance. Before firearms came into common use, boys were given lessons in fighting the bear with the lance, and became very expert at it. Their method was to approach a bear as closely as possible, without being seen, then show themselves suddenly, and as the bear reared strike home. The lance was held fast by the native, and the bear was often mortally wounded by forcing the lance into himself in his ...
— American Big Game in Its Haunts • Various

Words linked to "Strike home" :   impress, hit home, move, affect, strike

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