Meaning of “hit sb where it hurts” in the English Dictionary

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"hit sb where it hurts" in British English

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hit sb where it hurts

to do or say something to someone that will upset them as much as possible:

He's always worrying about his weight, so if you want to hit him where it hurts, tell him he's looking a bit fat.

(Definition of “hit sb where it hurts” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)