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.
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

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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Journalist Warren Berger has explained unconventional, guerrilla-style communications as "something that lurks all around, hits us where we live, and invariably takes us by surprise." Guerilla interpretation confronts, pricks, and unsettles, using the panoply of media to cast interpretive messages wherever an audience lurks.
It's not simply because its events occur either side of 9/11 that this play hits us where we live now.