where (one) lives

where (one) lives

Personally or intimately, referring to an effect that something has on one. People by nature only care about an issue if it hits them where they live. The boss's comments at my evaluation really got me where I live.
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where someone lives

Inf. at one's core; in one's personal situation. That really hits you where you live, doesn't it? Yes, that gets me where I live.
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where one lives

see under close to home.
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where you live

at, to, or in the right, vital, or most vulnerable spot. North American
2002 New York Times The movies hit them where they live—in their own state of desperation and doubt.
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