near to one's heart

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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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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.
With a retail price of over $5,000, this one-of-a-kind creation is crafted to hold a wedding or any heirloom ring, keeping the memory of a loved one close to one's heart.
One can identify with Bharadwaj's stories as they are based on real- life characters and are close to one's heart.
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.
Like a talisman to be worn close, very close to one's heart.