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    Default bringing the raw impact of the war home

    For a time the Guevaras shared their home with Celia's eldest sister, Carmen, and her two children while their father, the Communist poet and journalist Cayetano "Policho" Cordova Iturburu, was in Spain covering the war for the Buenos Aires newspaper Critica. When Policho's letters and dispatches arrived in the mail, Carmen read them aloud to the gathered clan, bringing the raw impact of the war home in a way no newspaper article could do.
    (Jon Lee Anderson; Che Guevara: A Revolutionary Life)

    Is there a phrasal verb 'bring home' there?

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    Default Re: bringing the raw impact of the war home

    The free dictionary lists it as an idiom:

    bring home - definition of bring home by the Free Online Dictionary, Thesaurus and Encyclopedia.

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    ( as an NES but not an English teacher)

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    Default Re: bringing the raw impact of the war home

    Quote Originally Posted by Route21 View Post
    The free dictionary lists it as an idiom:

    bring home - definition of bring home by the Free Online Dictionary, Thesaurus and Encyclopedia.

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    Thank you Route21!

    I was slightly unsure whether I caught it correctly, probably because 'home' is not that very much close to 'bring' here.

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    Default Re: bringing the raw impact of the war home

    There's also an idiom:
    "... bring home the bacon..." that adds a different twist.
    It's inluded in the UE Reference menu under idioms.

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