mean the world to (someone)

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mean the world to (someone)

1. To be ardently loved by or exceptionally important to someone. My little daughter means the world to me—I would do absolutely anything for her. Our cats mean the world to my boyfriend—he's completely obsessed with them!
2. To be something for which someone is deeply grateful or appreciative. Thank you so much for taking care of my kids when I was in the hospital. It really means the world to me!
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On his Facebook page Mr Arnold, from Great Malvern, said: "Thanks every1 for ur support means the world dnt no wat to do wiv myself.
Area Manager for Fire Safety Ian Bitcon said: "If your loved one means the world to you then do your bit to help keep them safe - whether it be your partner, children, parents or just somebody in the community who needs an extra bit of help.
It means the world to me," Watts, 46, told BBC Sport.
MY NAN There's this one special person, who means the world and more I have met her loads of times but she doesn't know me at all She was an amazing woman so generous and kind But everyday another piece of her memory goes from her mind Carers come to see her every single day Dementia is what's steeling my lovely nan away She speaks of her family who have passed away I see her lose more memory by the day In her bed she looks up, grabs my hand and gives me a smile I look into her gorgeous blue eyes and just watch her for a while I watch my family feed her to help her eat This once tidy women is no longer neat She's more than just a nan, she's a star full of glee The only thing wrong is that she doesn't at all know me I ask and ask: So you know who I am?
She said: "We thought we could not have a child together so this means the world to us.
And it would be really nice to go to a tournament with England and to be successful, so that means the World Cup next summer for me.
They would rather have a game that means the world to one state but last season was over at halftime, won by Alabama by 34 points, leading to Auburn sacking its coaching staff.
Standing out means the world in the field of advertising.
It means the world, literally, to be recognized after years of war,' said Suleman Fatimie, Chief Executive Officer of the Export Promotion Agency of Afghanistan.
It means the world title hopes of McLaren drivers Lewis Hamilton and Fernando Alonso are on the line, with three points separating the leading duo.
It means the world to win that trophy," said Nixon after landing at Heathrow this morning.
This club means the world to me and when I walked off the pitch after the Derby game at the end of last season, I had the feeling that I would be back.
Which means the world could be 5 degrees hotter by midcentury or, by one scientist's particularly dire reckoning, by 2100, the temperature could be as much as 18 degrees warmer.
The support of our civilian community means the world to our soldiers and their families," said Command Sergeant Major Lonny Wright, the highest ranking enlisted person in the U.