It's brought home to us

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anitax

Member
Polish
Dear all,

how to understand the expression 'it’s brought home to us' in the following context:

We haven’t really paid enough attention to employability in recent years. It’s brought home to us when other companies come knocking on our door, looking for staff.

Thanks

A.
 
  • Gordonedi

    Senior Member
    UK (Scotland) English
    anitax said:
    Dear all,

    how to understand the expression 'it’s brought home to us' in the following context:

    We haven’t really paid enough attention to employability in recent years. It’s brought home to us when other companies come knocking on our door, looking for staff.

    Thanks

    A.
    I would interpret this phrase as :

    It's brought to our attention....
    It's pointed out to us....
    We are made to realise this....

    :)
     

    elroy

    Imperfect mod
    US English, Palestinian Arabic bilingual
    It's become a reality...
    It's become something we can relate to/perceive/process/conceptualize...
     

    panjandrum

    Lapsed Moderator
    English-Ireland (top end)
    The meaning of "It's brought home to us," often includes a strong element of the literal as well as the figurative. It reflects the response when something that we didn't take very seriously because it always happened to other people now seems to be happening to us!
     
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