drive one's point home

Definition of drive one's point home

  1. :  to say something in a very strong or forceful way :  to make a point very forcefully He drove his point home during the debate.

Word by Word Definitions

driveplay
  1. :  to frighten or prod (as game or cattle) into moving in a desired direction

    :  to go through (an area) driving game animals

    :  to carry on or through energetically

  1. :  an act of driving :

    :  a trip in a carriage or automobile

    :  an instance of collecting and moving animals (as game or cattle) together in a desired direction

pointplay
  1. :  an individual detail :  item

    :  a distinguishing detail

    :  the most important essential in a discussion or matter

  1. :  to furnish with a point :  sharpen

    :  to give added force, emphasis, or piquancy to

    :  to scratch out the old mortar from the joints of (as a brick wall) and fill in with new material

homeplay
  1. :  one's place of residence :  domicile

    :  house

    :  the social unit formed by a family living together

  1. :  to or at one's place of residence or home (see 1home 1a)

    :  to a final, closed, or ultimate position

    :  to or at an ultimate objective (as a goal or finish line)

  1. :  of, relating to, or being a place of residence, place of origin, or base of operations

    :  prepared, done, or designed for use in a home (see 1home)

    :  operating or occurring in an area that is a headquarters or base of operations

  1. :  to go or return to one's place of residence or origin :  to go or return home (see 1home)

    :  to return accurately to one's native area of place of birth or origin from a distance :  to return home

    :  to proceed to or toward a source of radiated energy used as a guide


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