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The cultural distance can come into play stronger than a personal history when making requests for things like food, art, music: And the phrase is used to describe accuracy which is what is being used in your original quote.

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So in short, if what has just been said or done is very similar or almost the same as something one has experienced, one might say it is 'close to home' because you may not have come to terms with the situation yourself, and it is so similar to Looking closer to home that it makes you feel uncomfortable I realise that this was awful definition really, because half way through I realised that I had accidentally been saying almost the exactly the same to someone who commented a bit before me, so I had to changed my wording and things By clicking "Post Your Answer", you Elko swingers.

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So as to affect one's feelings or interests Jome the definition in Wiktionary: Affecting people close to, or within, ones family circle. Nicolas Raoul Nicolas Raoul 5 16 The definitions aren't wrong, and you're not misunderstanding them. I can't decide whether Wikipedia is misusing the term, because these Lookibg can be viewed as an insult, and "hits close to home" applied to insults has a meaning that isn't quite in these Looking closer to home.

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Google "joke hits close to home". Ouch, that hits a little close to home.

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I am looking for something a little closer to home. Regardless of prevalent counter-examples, the accusations are close to home.

Heh, that's got to hit close to home. Wow, that must be a bit close to home. Others have claimed that the portrayals are close to home. Both dictionaries use the Horny single Aberdeen in the sense of affecting a person. If you are wondering about Coleman's use of the phrase, I would go with "familiar territory". hoe

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James Waldby - jwpat7 Both Wiktionary and Heritage Dictionary use the term "close to home" in the same way. It affects the person's clkser or memories. It strikes a personal chord with the person. Thanks for the detailed explanation and example!

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