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    hit with me

    Hi,

    GRAYDON CARTER, EDITOR IN CHIEF, VANITY FAIR

    A dozen or so years ago, I came across a Paul Smith knit shirt that just sort of hit with me. It was dark blue with long sleeves, and it had a slightly old-fashioned rolled collar. The three buttons in front were small, light blue enameled half-globes with penguins in them. I thought it might be the sort of shirt I could wear for years and went back to the shop on lower Fifth to get a few more, but they had nothing in my size.

    (For Guys, a Great Find Is Often Multiplied. The NY Times)

    What does "hit with" mean in the above?

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    Re: hit with me

    knit shirt that just sort of hit with me. = connected with me, touched me, inspired me, spoke to me.

    Hip-hop talk for saying he saw that shirt and he knew it was just right for him.

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    Re: hit with me

    Quote Originally Posted by susiedq View Post
    knit shirt that just sort of hit with me. = connected with me, touched me, inspired me, spoke to me.
    Hi, susiedq

    Do you think this is a variant of "make a hit with someone (Thefreedictionary: to please someone; to impress someone.)"?
    make a hit with - Idioms - by the Free Dictionary, Thesaurus and Encyclopedia.

    Also see here, Macmillan: 1. someone or something that people like very much
    hit with: The clown was a huge hit with the children.
    make a hit with someone: Hes already made a big hit with the locals.
    hit - definition. American English definition of hit by Macmillan Dictionary

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