Home thrust

a well directed or effective thrust; one that wounds in a vital part; hence, in controversy, a personal attack.

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This insinuation was a home thrust, and one that in a more advanced state of society would have entitled Magua to the reputation of a skillful diplomatist.
Their reward came in the shape of an eighth-minute try, scored after Eli Walker and Evans had stopped the initial home thrust.