to hammer home


1. make something extremely clear or obvious






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hammer home the point/concept/message

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The idiom to hammer something home means to make a point very clearly or directly by repeating or emphasising it so that it is understood.

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  1. I understood you the first time. There's no need to keep hammering home the point!
  2. The gruesome, shocking advertisement was designed to hammer home the message that drink driving costs lives.

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  1. A lot of the new recruits are naturally individualistic, so the company hammers home the concept of teamwork when they are on-boarded. 
  2. We really hammer home the importance of peoples' time and use a number of systems to cut down on unnecessary communication.

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