kləʊz / tə / həʊm
What does it mean?
– Affects you deeply and emotionally because you can strongly relate to it (Source: The Free Dictionary).
– Causes you to feel uncomfortable or embarrassed because it is likely to be true (Source: The Longman Dictionary).
– Is within close proximity to your home or dwelling (Source: The Urban Dictionary).
– Involves someone directly (Source: MacMillan Dictionary).
Because I was bullied as a kid, I teared up when my son told me he gets teased at school—it’s just so close to home (Source: The Farlex Dictionary of Idioms).
Where, after all, do universal human rights begin? In small places, close to home – so close and so small that they cannot be seen on any maps of the world (Source: Eleanor Roosevelt).
The bombs hit close to home last night; they were only a few miles away (Source: The Urban Dictionary).
This problem hits particularly close to home for many parents (Source: The MacMillan Dictionary).