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English definition of “strike at the heart of sth”

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strike at the heart of sth

to damage something severely by attacking the most important part of it: By its nature, terrorism is designed to strike at the heart of our democratic values.
Translations of “strike at the heart of sth”
in Chinese (Traditional) 攻擊…的要害,沉重打擊…
in Chinese (Simplified) 攻击…的要害,沉重打击…
(Definition of strike at the heart of sth from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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