come home to

idiom

: to become very clear and obvious to (someone) in usually a forceful or unpleasant way
The truth about her marriage came home to her when he left her.

Examples of come home to in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web For quick meals, moms can toss several ingredients into a Crock-Pot before work and come home to dinner without any additional prepping. Katrina Cossey, Parents, 3 May 2024 All of these tricks can be described as chickens that will come home to roost in future budget years, which are projected to have their own significant budget shortfalls, according to both the Department of Finance and the Legislative Analyst’s Office. The Editorial Board, Orange County Register, 11 Apr. 2024 The family is hoping Haleigh will come home to her 2-year-old son, who misses her dearly. Anna Turning, NBC News, 26 Feb. 2024 But as Lue added, the season moves forward and with one day of rest, the Clippers (34-15), who have won 26 of their 31 games since Dec. 1, come home to face the New Orleans Pelicans (29-21) on Wednesday in the first of three straight home games. Janis Carr, Orange County Register, 6 Feb. 2024 Winter, devastated, begs her husband to come home to comfort her. Alexandra Alter, New York Times, 13 Jan. 2024 But the daily has been a lot of fun for me in the off-season, being able to come home to them. Chris Biderman, Sacramento Bee, 8 Feb. 2024 After their shifts, these friendly but flawed women come home to very real issues — horrible husbands, caretaker duties, palpable regret about the seemingly little decisions that add up to a life. Ashley Lee, Los Angeles Times, 29 Nov. 2023 Machine Gun Kelly wants his friend Travis Kelce to come home to Cleveland, Ohio. Jack Irvin, Peoplemag, 29 Nov. 2023

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“Come home to.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/come%20home%20to. Accessed 23 May. 2024.

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