Idiom: Dawn on someone
Idiom: dawn on someone
- to suddenly understand something
- when something suddenly to be clear
- It finally dawned on my wife that our youngest child was taking money from her purse.
- It never dawned on us that we'd have any trouble understanding the British speaking English.
- When did it dawn on you that you are allergic to your cat?
- When I started to put the groceries away it dawned on me that I'd forgotten to buy bread and milk.
- Did it ever dawn on you that I might not want your mother to come live with us?
- When the report contained changes I hadn't approved, it slowly dawned on me that my assistant was sabotaging my work.
- One day it will dawn on you that lying isn't helping your relationships.
- When I heard my thirteen-year-old chatting in the bathroom it dawned on me that she may have bought a cell phone by herself.
- As I pulled into the office parking lot it dawned on me that I'd left my lunch on the kitchen counter at home.
- Guys, it's slowly dawning on me that we should have gotten off at the last subway stop.
- cross someone's mind
- spring to mind
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