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Can you tell me what this means? Thank you.

This mandate was hammered home again and again in almost every roll call.

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Base language: English
Category: Language



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    "Hammered home" means to be emphasized continually so that a group of people understand something, in this case a "mandate". This was done at every roll call, the reading of names to determine who is absent or present.

    In your sentence 'mandate' means an authoritative command or instruction. The word 'roll call' implies something to do with the military.
    Your sentence can be rewritten this way: This command was repeated again and again at almost every time there was a line up of soldiers.

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