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Meaning of “strike at the heart of sth” in the English Dictionary

"strike at the heart of sth" in British English

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strike at the heart of sth

to ​damage something ​severely by ​attacking the most ​importantpart of it: By ​itsnature, ​terrorism is ​designed to strike at the ​heart of ​ourdemocraticvalues.
(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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