close\ to\ home

adv. phr.
too near to someone's personal feelings, wishes, or interests.

When John made fun of Bob's way of walking, he struck close to home.

When the preacher spoke about prejudice, some people felt he had come too close to home.


Словарь американских идиом. — СПб., Изд-во "Лань". . 1997.

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