Interested in Language
What does the expression
"press the point home"
Is it an idiom ?
When you press the point home you "press" it until you are sure you have persuaded whoever it is you are trying to persuade that your argument is correct.
To me, "drive the point home" means "say something in such a way that someone really understands it". This would be by way of emphasis or, perhaps, a creative way of getting one's point across. I think with "drive the point home", the emphasis is more on providing understanding than on persuading or convincing. Certain expressions may have some flexibility sometimes, however.
Last edited by PROESL; 20-Aug-2009 at 02:47.