hit between the eyes
Make someone suddenly aware of something, have a sudden impact on. For example, News of their divorce hit me right between the eyes. [Colloquial; early 1900s]
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Between 25 and 30, you’re trying to decide how much longer before you start growing a beard and calling yourself ‘Daddy.Freaking Out About Age Gaps in Gay Relationships Is Homophobic|Samantha Allen|January 9, 2015|DAILY BEAST
In that photo, Merabet has a big smile that spreads across his whole face and lights up his eyes.
She jumps on his back, mock-choking him and covering his eyes.Sia and Shia LaBeouf’s Pedophilia Nontroversy Over ‘Elastic Heart’|Marlow Stern|January 9, 2015|DAILY BEAST
The most recent issue contains detailed instructions for building car bombs, and the magazine frequently draws up hit-lists.U.S. Spies See Al Qaeda Fingerprints on Paris Massacre|Shane Harris, Nancy A. Youssef|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
In sorting notes it is necessary to be able readily to distinguish between notes of this bank and notes of other reserve banks.Readings in Money and Banking|Chester Arthur Phillips
Bernard stood there face to face with Mrs. Vivian, whose eyes seemed to plead with him more than ever.Confidence|Henry James
The case was an assault and battery that came off between two men named Brown and Henderson.
He thrust his tiny tuft of beard between his teeth—a trick he had when perplexed or thoughtful.St. Martin's Summer|Rafael Sabatini
Joe looked at her with a smile, his face still solemn and serious for all its youth and the fires of new-lit hope behind his eyes.The Bondboy|George W. (George Washington) Ogden