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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.
(Definition of strike at the heart of sth from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “strike at the heart of sth”
in Chinese (Simplified) 攻击…的要害,沉重打击…
in Chinese (Traditional) 攻擊…的要害,沉重打擊…
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