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, to
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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, to
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The duke frowned, the officer felt the point of the poniard, which, having penetrated through his clothes, was close to his heart.
Tom put up his hand, and held it close to his heart.
A Oswestry man is spending the last months of his 20s ticking off a bucket list and raising money for a charity close to his heart.
Barton is happy in his current role but did explain that Newcastle remains a club close to his heart.
Throughout the days ahead, the shepherd will continue to carry the lamb close to his heart. He knows it needs nurturing, or it will die of a broken spirit.
Abraham, who has earlier showcased his passion for bikes on screen with the film 'Dhoom', finds the "story around motorcycles close to his heart".
Band leader Les, 65, could not be happier to help as the charity reminded him of a cause close to his heart.
Summary: New Delhi [India], December 6 (ANI): Even in his busy schedule, Justin Bieber always takes out time to praise the people who are really close to his heart and this time the singer has praised none other than his father.
ISLAMABAD -- Prime Minister (PM) Nawaz Sharif has said Balochistan is close to his heart and peace and prosperity of Balochistan is top priority of his government.
"Ireland is close to his heart. He studied here in the 1970s.
AL MURRAY'S GREAT BRITISH WAR MOVIES (BBC Four, Monday,8pm) COMEDIAN and history buff Al Murray, pictured, is joined by Dan Snow, writer Natalie Haynes and film expert Matthew Sweet for a fresh look at a subject very close to his heart, the great British war movie.
A BUSINESSMAN will take on the gruelling Wolf Run as he tries to raise PS5,000 for a charity close to his heart.
AN ESTON man completed a gruelling 157 mile coast-to-coast cycle ride and raised PS1,460 for a charity close to his heart in the process.
THE PRIVATE LIFE OF PIGS BBC2, 8pm Jimmy Doherty concludes his investigation into the hidden lives of the farmyard animals which are so often taken for granted with a species very close to his heart - the pig.
Meanwhile, two-year-old victim Luiz Soltoski was awaiting emergency surgery to remove needles dangerously close to his heart.