Definition of drum something home in English:

drum something home


  • Make (someone) learn something by constant repetition.

    ‘they keep drumming this point home’
    • ‘Fire fighters are hoping three incidents in South Norwood over the weekend will drum home the message behind their latest kitchen fire safety campaign.’
    • ‘The lecture includes nearly an hour of shocking statistics drumming home the need for this massive transformation.’
    • ‘Ms Harman said it was vital to drum home the message that violence at home would not be tolerated or go unpunished.’
    • ‘Now the Health and Safety Executive is trying to drum home the message that forward planning is essential to ensuring safety.’
    • ‘Video clips of disaffected youths and single mums, drug addicts and alcoholics played on an almost continuous loop, as the message was drummed home.’