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hit over the head


  1. to strike on the head
  2. to emphasize repeatedly or strongly to   ⇒ you don't have to hit me over the head with it—I understand
See hit

Example Sentences Including 'hit over the head'

He had caught only the fringe of the smile, but he looked as if he had been hit over the head with a brick.
Elizabeth Peters LORD OF THE SILENT (2001)
If she was hit over the head by a surprise attacker, investigators should find distinct skull cracks, Greenfield said.
Philadelphia Enquirer (2002)
On a 2-2 pitch, Barrett muscled a clean hit over the head of third baseman Edgardo Alfonzo.
New York Post (2002)
A failure will see you hit over the head with `I told you so's "for as long as you call on the account.
Kiam, Victor Live To Win: Achieving Success in Life and Business (1989)


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