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close to home

Definition of close to home

  1. :  affecting someone in a strong and personal way <Your problems are too close to home for me to be able to help you.> <I'm a teacher, so their criticisms of our educational system hit close to home.> <People are usually not concerned about crime until it comes close to home.>



Word by Word Definitions

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  1. :  to move so as to bar passage through something

    :  to block against entry or passage

    :  to deny access to

  1. :  a coming or bringing to a conclusion

    :  a conclusion or end in time or existence :  cessation

    :  the concluding passage (as of a speech or play)

  1. :  an enclosed area

    :  the precinct of a cathedral

    :  a narrow passage leading from a street to a court and the houses within or to the common stairway of tenements

  1. :  having no openings :  closed

    :  confined or carefully guarded

    :  high

  1. :  in a close position or manner

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  1. :  one's place of residence :  domicile

    :  house

    :  the social unit formed by a family living together

  1. :  to or at one's home

    :  to a final, closed, or ultimate position

    :  to or at an ultimate objective (as a goal or finish line)

  1. :  of, relating to, or being a home, place of origin, or base of operations

    :  prepared, done, or designed for use in a home

    :  operating or occurring in a home area

  1. :  to go or return home

    :  to return accurately to one's home or natal area from a distance

    :  to proceed to or toward a source of radiated energy used as a guide


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