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    slam home

    a line from movie《The Shawshank Redemption》
    "and those bars slam home"
    how to understand "slam home"?

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    Re: slam home

    It's in reference to the L-shaped bolt that locks the bar doors; i.e., it slams homes: it bolts, it locks.

    Here's an example of the same meaning of 'slam home':


    She had only a second to wonder before a door hinge creaked and she was pushed violently from behind. She fell, and heard the hasp slam home, a padlock slide through the eyehole, then click shut.

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