Verbal Ability - Idioms and Phrases - Discussion

Discussion Forum : Idioms and Phrases - Section 1 (Q.No. 4)
Directions to Solve
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
To find one's roots
To return to place of rest
Back to original position
To emphasise
None of these
Answer: Option
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37 comments Page 1 of 4.

Priyanshu said:   4 years ago
To say something in a very strong or forceful way.

Vishard said:   6 years ago
Yes this answer is meaningless

Arathy said:   7 years ago
Drive home -to lay emphasis on.

Usage-The teacher drove home in his lecture the importance of pollution.

Sukanya said:   7 years ago
Yeah, can anyone explain with proper real-time examples?

Teju said:   7 years ago
Thanks for all your explanation.

Bikram Kesharee said:   7 years ago
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).

Niharika said:   8 years ago
Thanks @Aravind Surya.

Anonymous said:   9 years ago
Hey friends.

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.

ARCHANA said:   9 years ago
To drive home - To lay emphasis on.

Usage - The teacher drove home in his lecture, the importance of national integration.

Sumit Tiwari said:   9 years ago
I think it answer should be to be in original position. Can someone explain me why is it not so?

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