hammer into

phrasal verb

hammered into; hammering into; hammers into
: to force (something) to be learned very well by (someone) by repeating it again and again
They are constantly trying to hammer good manners into their children.
She hammered it into me that I could succeed.

Examples of hammer into in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web One piece by Thomas Macie is still there today: pennies hammered into warehouse shelving units as a Donald Judd-style permanent installation at Ikea. Mariella Rudi, Los Angeles Times, 26 Oct. 2023 The five suspects ran into Prestige Jewelers at about 12:40 p.m. last Saturday, slamming hammers into display cases to steal the jewelry, police said. Emma Colton, Fox News, 11 Oct. 2023 For generations of New York runners, this paved stretch has been the city’s premier training and racing destination; countless quads have been hammered into shape on the anvil of its undulations. Martin Fritz Huber, Outside Online, 6 Mar. 2021 In short, ideology does work, but only when reduced to simple points hammered into people’s heads. Andrei Kolesnikov, Foreign Affairs, 22 Aug. 2023 Rural regions rule the doctor rankings: Alaska, Wyoming and Nebraska join the Dakotas in the top five states for physician pay, confounding the intuition hammered into our souls by more than a decade of covering economics. Andrew Van Dam, Washington Post, 11 Aug. 2023 Among the historic ones are Bong Eater (named for the large pitons that make a bonging sound when hammered into the rock), Sail Face, Valentine Crack and The Coffin. Julie Jag, The Salt Lake Tribune, 4 Aug. 2023 By the time the Cup arrived here in a police motorcade, blue lights flashing, Cassidy’s name, and those of all Knights players and personnel, had been hammered into it. Kevin Paul Dupont, BostonGlobe.com, 13 July 2023 See More

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“Hammer into.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hammer%20into. Accessed 8 Dec. 2023.

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