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.

4.
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
Explanation:
No answer description is available. Let's discuss.
Discussion:
37 comments Page 1 of 4.

Priyanshu said:   4 years ago
To say something in a very strong or forceful way.
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Vishard said:   6 years ago
Yes this answer is meaningless
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Arathy said:   7 years ago
Drive home -to lay emphasis on.

Usage-The teacher drove home in his lecture the importance of pollution.
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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).
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Niharika said:   8 years ago
Thanks @Aravind Surya.
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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.
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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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