too close for comfort

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too close for comfort

1. So close as to cause worry because of being dangerous or unwelcome in some way. The way these planes fly so low over the house is just too close for comfort. My neighbors and I all feel that the new shopping center they're planning near our neighborhood is a little too close for comfort.
2. Too narrow a margin for error or deviation. Having only $20 in your bank account is far too close for comfort, if you ask me.
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too close for comfort

Cliché [for a misfortune or a threat] to be dangerously close. That car nearly hit me! That was too close for comfort. When I was in the hospital, I nearly died from pneumonia. Believe me, that was too close for comfort.
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too close for comfort

Also, too close to home. Dangerously nearby or accurate, as in That last shot was too close for comfort, or Their attacks on the speaker hit too close to home, and he left in a huff.
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too close for comfort

dangerously or uncomfortably near.
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too — for comfort

causing physical or mental unease by an excess of the specified quality.
1994 Janice Galloway Foreign Parts They were all too at peace with themselves, too untroubled for comfort.
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too close for ˈcomfort

so near that you become afraid or anxious: The exams are getting a bit too close for comfort.
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(http://www.tlc.com/tv-shows/too-close-to-home/about-tyler-perrys-too-close-to-home/) "Too Close To Home" is a show about a Washington, D.C.-based politician who returns home to a trailer park after she's engulfed in scandal.
Summary: Peter Andre's track "Call me a doctor" won't be released as a single as it's too close to home.
Tina finds enjoyment in her new domestic arrangements but she still upsets Johnny, who thinks she might be a little too close to home for his liking.
Too Close to Home Days later, it hit me like a stiff jab to the chin because it struck so close to home.
Claire asked her why and Alex was forced to admit that she didn't want to stay too close to home and needed a break from her family.
Maybe it hits too close to home. The matriarch of the family (Susan Sarandon, in full tigress mode) is easily as destructive as Katharine Hepburn's daffy heiress, but instead of toppling dinosaur skeletons, she tends to level the fragile self-esteem of her husband and younger son.
The club has made a commitment not to fly too close to homes but say there is an issue with rogue flyers.