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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be/mean (ˌall) the ˈworld to somebody

be very important to somebody; be loved very much by somebody: Her job means the world to her.They’ve only got one child and he’s all the world to them.
See also: mean, somebody, world
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Mother's Day is the occasion to honor the best creation of God on Earth, to shower her with all your love, care and warmth, to stand by the person who stood like a rock in your lean and mean days and to assure her that she really means the world to you.
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.
She said: "We thought we could not have a child together so this means the world to us.
We are both really upset because Jessie means the world to us," he added.
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.
It means the world to me to win this tournament," said Selby.
It means the world to win that trophy," said Nixon after landing at Heathrow this morning.
It means the world to win that trophy,' said Nixon after landing at Heathrow this morning.
For me to join the select group of players that have won both the UK Championship and World Championship means the world to me.
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.
Geri gets on really well with Steve and her mum's happiness means the world to her," a friend said.
This place still means the world to me and to my family.