ram (something) home


: to make (something) very clear and obvious in a forceful way
He tried to ram home the importance of meeting the deadline.
She hoped that the pictures and examples would ram her point home.

Examples of ram (something) home in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But the show wastes no opportunity to ram home that '40s feeling—every room is dimly lit, and every Allied office feels like a ramshackle clapboard mess. Lee Hutchinson, Ars Technica, 29 Jan. 2024 British enterprise entrepreneur Richard Branson has used his speaking slots at events over the last decade to ram home one central message. Adrian Bridgwater, Forbes, 26 Apr. 2022 Then Matt Grzelcyk and Brad Marchand worked their magic with Grzelcyk sending a perfect diagonal feed from above the left wing circle for Marchand to ram home with a one-timer. BostonGlobe.com, 18 May 2021 Not expecting justice from a judiciary with an acquittal rate of less than half a percent, Navalny is using his time in the dock in two current court trials to ram home his message that Russia’s criminal justice system is a sham used to silence Putin’s critics. Washington Post, 20 Feb. 2021

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“Ram (something) home.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ram%20%28something%29%20home. Accessed 28 May. 2024.

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