Meaning: If something dawns on you, you realize it, or become aware of it, for the first time.
- dawn on sb At first I didn't realise who he was, but then it dawned on me. I was talking to Gerry's husband!
- dawn on sb that It still hadn't dawned on Jimmy that the guy living next door was a drug dealer. He just thought the guy had lots of friends.
Kelly was angry and upset after it dawned on her that