hit one where one lives

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.
See also: hit, lives

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

hit one where one lives

see under close to home.
See also: hit, lives, one