What does "strike home" mean in this sentence?:
"This example ought to strike home for you"
Previous answers suggested that
means "This example should be understood by you" or "You should immediately understand this." It's possible that's what the writer meant, but if so, the writer hasn't phrased the sentence well. It's unlikely an informed native speaker would say such a thing with such a meaning.
The fact that ngrams for strike home for you shows no usage of the phrase reinforces how unlikely it is to occur, regardless of meaning; but note that the sentence could arise naturally in dialog like
In this case, someone is telling you that including a certain anecdote in a speech will serve well to get your message across to the audience.
Literally, strike home means to deal an effective blow, hit a vulnerable part, or wound critically or mortally.
Figuratively, as in your example, it means to have the intended effect, to hit the mark, or to cause a sudden understanding.
So what they're saying is that the example given should be so relevant and obvious that you immediately gain an understanding of what they were trying to demonstrate.
To strike home for you means to be understood from you.
The sentence could be re-written as