Discussion :: Idioms and Phrases - Section 1 (Q.No.4)
Some proverbs/idioms are given below together with their meanings. Choose the correct meaning of proverb/idiom, If there is no correct meaning given, E (i.e.) 'None of these' will be the answer.
To drive home
Answer: Option D
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|Abhiruchi said: (Jan 5, 2011)|
|Can you tell full meaning of "To emphasise".|
|Mehtab said: (Jan 14, 2011)|
|@abhiruty give extra waitage|
|Teena said: (Jan 20, 2011)|
|Did not understand please explain.|
|Tatai said: (Jan 20, 2011)|
|To say something very clearly and with a lot of force, often repeating it several times, so that you are sure that people understand it.|
|Teja said: (Feb 17, 2011)|
|Stress put on certain words in speaking or greater force of voice used in words to make them more noticeable.
Ex: In writing we sometime underline words in order to show emphasis.
|Shruti Rao said: (Apr 20, 2011)|
|Can anyone please explain how emphasize would justify the phrase "To drive home?".|
|Vidhya said: (May 21, 2011)|
|Ya it has no connection I feel.|
|Mononjit Sadhukhan said: (Jul 3, 2011)|
|I think it will be back to original position.|
|Aravind Surya said: (Jul 20, 2011)|
|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.'
emphasise - to stress, single out as important
|Anuja Shah said: (Aug 28, 2011)|
|Got it. Thanks aravind.|
|Vijay Kumar said: (Aug 29, 2011)|
|Selva said: (Sep 6, 2011)|
|Chaitu said: (Oct 14, 2011)|
|Thnks a lot arvind.|
|I Flunked In English said: (Oct 24, 2011)|
|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".|
|Aparna said: (Nov 19, 2011)|
|Nivesh said: (Feb 13, 2012)|
|Shirisha said: (Feb 16, 2012)|
|Disha said: (Feb 21, 2012)|
|How emphasize would justify the phrase "To drive home?".|
|Kavitha.A said: (Sep 2, 2012)|
|Please explain the meaning of emphasise, to drive home?|
|Ank said: (Sep 27, 2012)|
|Usage: Tina explained the benefits of the new marketing approach and to drive home her point she showed the sales report.|
|Mrinmoy said: (Dec 3, 2012)|
|Drive something home.
(to someone) Fig. To emphasize an important point about something (to someone). The teacher repeated the point three times just to drive it home. I hope this really drives the importance of safety home to you. The accident drove home the importance of wearing seat-belts to everyone concerned.
|Saleem said: (Jun 19, 2013)|
|Home relation is go to the original position mean go to the original position.|
|Monish said: (Oct 21, 2013)|
|Drive Home Means want to tell something that others can understand easily.|
|Sanjay said: (Feb 11, 2014)|
|Special importance or significance.
The red light gave the central figure increased emphasis; the room was decorated in shades of grey with distinctive red accents.
|Intruder said: (May 24, 2014)|
Can you give an example by forming a sentence please?
|Rajneesh said: (Aug 31, 2014)|
|Why can't be C, to return home?|
|Ayush said: (Jan 23, 2015)|
|I think the 'to return home' means to be in original position.|
|Sumit Tiwari said: (Mar 2, 2015)|
|I think it answer should be to be in original position. Can someone explain me why is it not so?|
|Archana said: (Jul 30, 2015)|
|To drive home - To lay emphasis on.
Usage - The teacher drove home in his lecture, the importance of national integration.
|Anonymous said: (Sep 11, 2015)|
Here is its actual meaning!
It can have two probable meanings:
1. Carry out or perform.
Ex: The boxer drove home a solid left.
2. Make clear by special emphasis and try to convince somebody of something.
Ex: I'm trying to drive home this basic idea.
|Niharika said: (Dec 29, 2016)|
|Thanks @Aravind Surya.|
|Bikram Kesharee said: (Feb 1, 2017)|
|Friends, Undoubtedly drive home means to return to home/ original position, but as the phrase is used as an idiom, Its meaning can't be inferred from the words that make it up. So it is used in a different context here.
It's clear in this example- The manager used charts and statistics to drive home his message that we need to economize. (To emphasise an important point to make it clear).
|Teju said: (Mar 13, 2017)|
|Thanks for all your explanation.|
|Sukanya said: (Mar 27, 2017)|
|Yeah, can anyone explain with proper real-time examples?|
|Arathy said: (Oct 11, 2017)|
|Drive home -to lay emphasis on.
Usage-The teacher drove home in his lecture the importance of pollution.
|Vishard said: (Jun 26, 2018)|
|Yes this answer is meaningless|
|Priyanshu said: (Jun 14, 2020)|
|To say something in a very strong or forceful way.|
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