- 1 to or at the place where you live Come on, it's time to go home. What time did you get home last night? The trip has been exhausting and I'll be glad to be home. After a month, they went back home to the U.S. It was a beautiful day so I walked home. Anna will drive me home after work. Hopefully the doctors will allow her to go home tomorrow. I like to stay home in the evenings. into correct position
- 2 into the correct position She leaned on the door and pushed the bolt home. He drove the ball home (= scored a goal) from 50 feet. The torpedo struck home on the hull of the ship. Idioms
where you liveadverbjump to other results
to have done something successfully, especially when it was difficult I could see the finish line and thought I was home free.
be home freejump to other results
to be successful at something; to earn money for your family to live on His friends had all gone to college or were bringing home the bacon.
bring home the bacon (informal)jump to other results
to make someone realize how important, difficult, or serious something is The sight of his pale face brought home to me how ill he really was. The television pictures brought home to us the full horror of the attack.
bring something home to somebodyjump to other results
to become completely clear to someone, often in a way that is painful It suddenly came home to him that he was never going to see Julie again.
come home to somebodyjump to other results
used to say that if someone says or does something bad or wrong, it will affect them badly in the future
something comes home to roost (also the chickens come home to roost)jump to other results
to make someone understand or accept something by saying it often, loudly, angrily, etc. You will really need to drive your point home.
drive something home (to somebody)jump to other results
if a remark, etc. hits/ strikes home, it has a strong effect on someone, in a way that makes them realize what the true facts of a situation are Her face went pale as his words hit home.
hit/strike homejump to other results
not especially good; ordinary The team's performance was nothing to write home about.
nothing (much) to write home about (informal)jump to other results
to get as much advantage as possible from a situation by attacking or arguing in a determined way to press home an attack/an argument/a point Simone saw her opponent was hesitating and pressed home her advantage.
press something homejump to other results
to emphasize an idea, argument, etc. very strongly to make sure people listen to it The ads are intended to ram home the dangers of drunk driving.
ram somethinghomejump to other results
to easily win a race or competition Their horse romped home in the 2 o'clock race.
romp home/to victoryjump to other results
for a very long time; for ever You can talk till the cows come home—you'll never make me change my mind.
till the cows come home (informal)jump to other results