beat\ into\ one's\ head

v. phr. informal
To teach by telling again and again; repeat often; drill, also, to be cross and punish often.

Tom is lazy and stubborn and his lessons have to be beaten into his head.

I cannot beat it into his head that he should take off his hat in the house.


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