hit (one) close to home(redirected from hit them close to home)
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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