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hit home with (one)

To be fully understood by or strongly affect or resonate with one. It wasn't until he was threatened with losing his job that the comments about John's work ethic really hit home with him. The film has an underlying theme of grief and loss that will hit home with a lot of viewers.
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You really hit home with most of us who purchase and machine castings.
That's when the words Shiloh Jolie-Pitt's mum spoke this week will hit home with a vengeance.
His February column "Gun Show Fever" really hit home with me, and I know it hit home with a lot of people that have this affliction.
A combination of Zane meets Christian, this novel is filled with subliminal messages that are sure to hit home with many mature readers, but will also raise a few eyebrows with its thought provoking, erotic and hard-core content.
But the trace of a newspaper headline that literally accompanies many of these paintings discloses the explicitly "traumatic" political dimension of the work, which can hit home with the force of an unexpected blast--no, SEP.
The My Perspective column by Ed Ishmael, "It Hasn't Gone Away" [October 26], really hit home with me.
Dickey has unwittingly become an expert at writing stories that seem to hit home with readers by highlighting issues that always seem to infiltrate even the most sexually fulfilling relationship.
The "It's All Within Easy Reach" marketing campaign hit home with buyers, and all 54 vacant apartments were sold in 10 months at full market value.
With a more trenchant social message, but with no video to go with it, GOG hit home with his second release Dia-a-Dia da Periferia (Day-to-day life in the periphery, 1995), produced by his own label So Balanco and filled with old-school references.