hit (one) where (one) lives(redirected from hitting them where they live)
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.
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hit one where one livesand 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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
hit one where one lives
see under close to home.
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
hit where you livestrike 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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