get (one) where (one) lives

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get (one) where (one) lives

To affect one on a personal or intimate level. People by nature only care about an issue if it gets them where they live. The boss's comments at my evaluation really got me where I live.
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In "Getting Us Where We Live" (September-October 2004), Gary J.