hit one where one lives

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hit (one) where (one) lives

To affect one on a personal or intimate level. People by nature only care about an issue if it hits them where they live. The boss's comments at my evaluation really hit me where I live.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

hit one where one lives

 and hit one close to home
Fig. to affect one personally and intimately. Her comments really hit me where I live. Her words seemed to apply directly to me. I listened carefully and didn't think she hit close to home at all.
See also: hit, lives, one
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

hit one where one lives

see under close to home.
See also: hit, lives, one
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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