close to (one's) heart

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close to (one's) heart

Personally important to, or loved by, one. The little girl who came to visit the elderly woman every weekend was very close to her heart.
See also: close, heart

close to your heart

mainly BRITISH or

dear to your heart

COMMON If a subject is close to your heart or dear to your heart, it is very important to you and you care a lot about it. Note: The heart is traditionally regarded as the centre of the emotions. For presenter Manjeet K. Sandhu the position of Asian women in society is an issue very close to her heart. It's a project that is dear to my heart. Note: In American English, you can also say that a subject is near and dear to your heart. She has impressed Senators with her knowledge of subjects near and dear to their hearts.
See also: close, heart
References in classic literature ?
And mother -- mother just took me up in her arms, without one word of rebuke or harshness, kissed me and held me close to her heart.
He said Malacanang also respected Arroyo for being steadfast in 'her position to issues that are close to her heart.
This one was for a Lamborghini mobile phone, a cause I'm sure is very close to her heart.
It was a cause close to her heart as her mother had the condition.
Elin Jones says growing locally-sourced food is close to her heart
A 24-YEAR-OLD daredevil is taking to the skies later this month to raise money for a charity which is very close to her heart.
THE Duchess of Northumberland launched celebrations for a 60th birthday close to her heart.
If being a teenager wasn't already hard enough, Vivian holds another secret close to her heart.
A TEENAGE fund-raiser lopped off her lovely locks for a cause very close to her heart.
TARGET: Thugs shot Sweep; SURPRISED: Glengormley Vetinary Surgeon Richard Lyons couldn't believe Sweep had survived after his X-ray showed the bullet close to her heart
TV STAR Carol Vorderman joined with her mum to launch an ovarian cancer awareness campaign and disclosed why it is so close to her heart.
Most fabulous is that Baxter's putting a share of the profits into a cause close to her heart - breast-cancer prevention.
He said Malacanang also respected Arroyo for being steadfast in 'her position on issues that are close to her heart.
Adventurer Sally Morgan raised more than pounds 17,000 by scaling the heights of Kilimanjaro in aid of a cause close to her heart.
She always had the interests of the children in the district close to her heart.