near to one's heart

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near to (one's) heart

Personally important to, or loved by, someone. That old dog is very near to my heart.
See also: heart, near

near to one's heart

Also, close to one's heart. Loved by or important to one, as in This last painting was very near to her heart, or His first grandson is close to his heart. [Late 1800s]
See also: heart, near
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So easy to carry in a shirt pocket, it remains close to one's heart all the time and tends to be the most heart-friendly thing the man has ever made in the figurative sense.
Trapped between the desire to be outspoken, to exercise one's carefully honed critical skills on topics that are close to one's heart on the one hand, and the reality of precarious employment on the other, leads to many cryptic posts, which leave the blogger and her audience feeling like somewhat of a failure.
One can identify with Bharadwaj's stories as they are based on real- life characters and are close to one's heart.
But for those obsessed by the very thought of a subject and idea close to one's heart, it is a relentless pursuit; an avocation pursued with a maniacal passion, a fixation that leaves one in awe.
Meanwhile, Harit Ratna is confident that there would be no dearth of takers for this unique method of expressing one's love or any other thoughts close to one's heart and even formal greetings.