where someone 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.
See also: lives

where someone lives

in. at one’s core; in one’s own personal situation. That really hits you where you live, doesn’t it?
See also: lives, someone
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"Improving the environment where someone lives has a positive impact on their health, well-being and self-esteem."
It casts its blush against the closed eyes of the shutters, against the gap between their shades where the color warms with the same soft fire we see in one room still awake, in the distant corner where someone lives or not, impossible to tell, where some figment of our making reads beneath a lamplight of her own.
The Department of Health has to grasp the nettle on this issue and ensure a consistent policy is applied no matter where someone lives.
He said: "Knowing where someone lives and where their kids go to school is a frighteningly powerful lever for blackmail."
According to Eastman, "Senior facilities started with a medical model; that model got reinvented as a place where someone lives. When for-profit sponsors came in, a lot of them came out of the hospitality model."
They want the parlors positioned to minimize the distance to the nearest establishment, no matter where someone lives. This is an example of the so-called covering problem.