hit (one) close to home

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hit (one) close to home

To affect one deeply and emotionally because one can relate very closely. My patient's lung cancer diagnosis hits me close to home 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 just hits me so close to home.
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Financial difficulties that threaten the existence of the historic institutions have hit close to home for the Red Devils, who will also make the same offer for the final home game of the regular season against Hull KR on September 15.
His penchant for writing about romantic and earnest existential tragic songs stems from real life experiences that range from fear of falling in love, losing someone, and depression topics that really matter and hit close to home. When you think about it, one can easily dismiss that it is a gimmick to keep him relevant in the scene, but for Lauv, it is just who he is.
As suspects emerge and secrets hit close to home, Hannah must serve a hefty helping of justice to an unnamed killer prowling around Lake Eden before someone takes a slice out of her!
THE death of footballing legend Gordon Banks has hit close to home for Derry author Don Mullan.
During this time, the teens will share a meal, spend time hanging out with friends while learning from the Bible and discussing topics that hit close to home.
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Amna Falah, a junior majoring in international economics who represented the role of the US, the diplomacy exercise hit close to home. "Many of us share the desire to reach a solution as soon as possible in order to end the suffering of the Syrian people and refugees most affected by this horrifying war."
Bucay's comment didn't hit close to home merely because it allows the inspirational narrative - of people reaching for dreams by scaling tremendous odds - to endure.
They were always a big hit with the breweries and bars, and when tragedy has hit close to home, certain songs truly pull on the heartstrings.
Akram shared that the decision hit close to home as his ancestors are from Delhi and belongs to the famed Delhi Gharana.
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The latter is a subject that has recently hit close to home for me.
The ads conveyed the wide range of influence Russian-linked groups tried to enact on Americans - but one set of ads in particular hit close to home.
Working with Gatorade on this film has hit close to home, and I can't help but feel indebted to coach for his relentless pursuit of excellence.