cut to the heart

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Korea, Korean
The move cuts to the heart of the 213,000-student university's mission of educating thousands of poor and immigrant students for whom English is a second language. (source)

What does "cut to the heart of" mean?
 
  • Kittii-chan

    New Member
    America - English
    Where the "heart" is thought of as the center of everything...if you "cut to the heart of" you are damaging the most crucial place. In that context it ruined the whole program in one move.
     
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