drive home


  • WordNet 3.6
    • v drive home make clear by special emphasis and try to convince somebody of something "drive home a point or an argument","I'm trying to drive home these basic ideas"
    • v drive home carry out or perform "deliver an attack", "deliver a blow","The boxer drove home a solid left"
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Drive home - The idiomatic expression 'drive home' means 'reinforce' as in 'The company offered unlimited technical support as a way to drive home the message that customer satisfaction was its highest priority.'


In literature:

From the imperial residence at Fontainebleau it was only a short drive to By (the home of Mademoiselle Bonheur).
"Lives of Girls Who Became Famous" by Sarah Knowles Bolton
Our brethren would drive us in deserts to roam; Forgive them, O Father, and keep us at home.
"A Social History of The American Negro" by Benjamin Brawley
Yet men will drive their prairie schooners to a spot which pleases them and say: 'Here, I will have this place for my home.
"The Gringos" by B. M. Bower
Then it was that Joyce, from her watch-tower of her window, saw Brossard driving home in the market-cart.
"The Gate of the Giant Scissors" by Annie Fellows Johnston
The third day she sent the horses for Karl, and as twilight neared, he came driving home.
"The Precipice" by Elia Wilkinson Peattie
I can't drive him away from his old home.
"Jonas on a Farm in Winter" by Jacob Abbott
During the drive home we none of us hardly speak.
"Nancy" by Rhoda Broughton
I made a call this morning on the other road, and was driving home.
"A Bicycle of Cathay" by Frank R. Stockton
Such a drive home as this has been!
"Richard Vandermarck" by Miriam Coles Harris
Driving home to-day by Jones' Creek, we saw an immovable row of white cranes, all standing with imperturbable gravity upon one leg.
"Journal of a Residence on a Georgian Plantation" by Frances Anne Kemble

In poetry:

That dream of April and reprieve!
You whom the haunted vision drives,
Incredulous of home and ease,
Perfection's lovers all your lives!
"A Seamark" by Bliss William Carman
Once, twice, and thrice -the boon's begun!
With four and five and six it stirs:
With seven the druid dance is done,
And Death drives home his silver spurs!
"The Wild Ass" by Aleister Crowley
Home--home! Where is that land?
For, when I dream it found, the old hungering cry
Aches in the soul, drives me from all I planned,
And sets my sail to seek another sky.
"Memories Of The Pacific Coast" by Alfred Noyes
What a weary drive through the storm that rung
Before and behind us as onward we swung,
But at last in the distance we caught a gleam,
"Home at last," said Jim, and flung off the steam.
"Jim Dalley" by Alexander Anderson
But should the surges rise, and rest delay to come,
Blest be the tempest, kind the storm,
Which drives us nearer home,
Blest be the tempest, kind the storm,
Which drives us nearer home.
"If, on a Quiet Sea" by Augustus Montague Toplady
Goin' home that evenin' I tell you I was blue,
Thinkin' of all my troubles, and what I was goin' to do;
And if my hosses hadn't been the steadiest team alive,
They'd 've tipped me over, certain, for I couldn't see where to drive.
"How Betsey And I Made Up" by William McKendree Carleton

In news:

1,203 pets found new homes through Nevada Humane Society's Home 4 the Holidays Pet Adoption Drive which ran from November 18 to January 2.
In addition to driving drunk, police say a young mother that was arrested last night was driving around while her young child was home alone .
The victim says she was driving home last month when she heard a pop and felt something strike her face.
Sandy drives home climate-change concerns.
A Jewett man was hit by a stray bullet as he was driving home from work, according to Leon County Sheriff's Deputies.
Newport News resident Leanne Futrell talks about finding a man's body in the backyard of her Grace Drive home Saturday morning.
During the morning, through the day and as you drive home, enjoy inspiring and relaxing classical music on Capital Public Radio.
He's accused of stabbing Karen inside their Robinson Glen Drive home in May.
It's on your mind as you drive home every evening: What else can I do to maximize my credit union's capital position.
Dan Henninger in Today's Wall Street Journal drives home the point I was making on yesterday's show.
I've come close to hitting a deer while driving home so many times I've lost count.
A few weeks ago, I was driving home after running a few errands.
You are driving home in a rain storm.
The current "fiscal cliff" drama drives home, once again, how incredibly divisive our current tax structure is.
After staying all night, she'd drive home, saying to herself, "Maybe tomorrow.".

In science:

A simple problem would drive home this important point.
An Introduction to Monte Carlo Simulation of Statistical physics Problem
Since analysing this story would involve a discussion of utility, here is another famous example . I know that I will get drunk this evening and that I will assign probability 10−6 to the event E of my causing an accident while driving home late at night.
Bayesian Conditioning, the Reflection Principle, and Quantum Decoherence
Suppose that, in the example above, my initial conditional probability for an accident if I drive home drunk is 0.01.
Bayesian Conditioning, the Reflection Principle, and Quantum Decoherence
To drive this point home, consider sampling two data assignments from the same cluster.
Gibbs Sampling for (Coupled) Infinite Mixture Models in the Stick Breaking Representation
In order to drive home the signi ficance of intractibility, co nsider the travelling salesman problem, which is provably intractable classically.
Experimental Quantum Computation with Nuclear Spins in Liquid Solution