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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Though 70 years had passed, the vivid details of his tale and the sincere expression in his voice showed that each of those people and moments were near to his heart.
He extended his full support to the government of Sana Ullah Zehri in bringing peace and development in that part of Pakistan which was very near to his heart.
It was a labour of love and was so near to his heart.
The major art work display, held at the Revivers Galleria, was inaugurated by two special children whose cause is held by the artist and social crusader very near to his heart.
McGrath still holds his survivor status very near to his heart and has made it his mission to give back.
Marino will also be working with the Essilor Vision Foundation, a program that is near to his heart.
LOCAL radio star Bob Brolly (above) holds fundraising for cancer charities near to his heart.
Parker has also made the blues part of a cause near to his heart.
That style was most rousingly reflected in dissents during his early years on the Court, many of which invoke vignettes from history that were near to his heart.
The third part of the company, the consumer division, is clearly near to his heart, as Capellas repeatedly told people that it had a mandate to "make cool stuff .