Hit where it hurts - Idioms by The Free Dictionary
hit (one) where it hurts (most) (redirected from hit where it hurts)
hit (one) where it hurts (most)
To attack one in the area that is most vulnerable or that will result in the most harm. Usually does not refer to physical violence. By questioning his parenting, Gina hit Ken where it hurt most. The best way to take down the cartel is to hit them where it hurts most—in their bank accounts.
hit somebody where it ˈhurts affect somebody where they will feel it most: After four years of marriage, she really knows how to hit him where it hurts, and isn’t afraid to do it either.
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It's time such dinosaurs were hit where it hurts
- in the pocket.