be close to home

be close to home

To affect one deeply and emotionally because one can strongly relate to it. My patient's lung cancer diagnosis is close to home for me because my uncle recently died of the same thing. Because I was bullied as a kid, I teared up when my son told me that he gets teased at school—it's just so close to home.
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This will be the first street course I have competed on in Indy Lights and it will be close to home.