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 ?
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.
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.
The Crystal Palace boss said that Newcastle will always be a club close to his heart and he feels he did a "good job" at St James' Park.
That obviously is very close to his heart and he sees that in the Irish people too - the great devotion they have to Our Lady.
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.
BIG Brother star Liam McGough is to run the London Marathon to raise funds for a cause close to his heart.
But despite moving on, after 190 games and six years at the Racecourse, the North Wales club remains close to his heart.
S4C's Aled Hughes will be running in aid of the Meningitis Trust - a charity close to his heart after losing his mother suddenly to meningitis in 2001.
Arnold, who sits on several local boards including the Sudbury Airport and Sudbury Food Bank, says the community remains close to his heart.
This one is close to his heart, as an author's note at the end makes clear, and it tells an important story.
Particularly close to his heart is the Association for the Help of Retarded Children (AHRC-NYC) where he dedicates his time as General Chair man.