hit (one) where (one) lives

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hit (one) where (one) lives

To affect someone at 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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hit where you live

strike at your vital point.
2002 New York Times The movies hit [teenagers] where they live—in their own state of desperation and doubt.
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To keep kids from trying steroids, says Carleton Kendric, family therapist and the author of Take Out Your Nose Ring, Honey, We're Going To Grandma's, you have to hit them where they live.
Love and judgment are wrapped in words that hit them where they live.