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.
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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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It also signifies the importance of native language in telling stories that are close to one's heart and which might get lost in translation.
Hold on to the things that are close to one's heart. One may be termed naive, emotional or conservative, but learn to ignore the negativity.
It is a desire to possess, to hold close to one's heart, to live with, a sweet and tender ache that brings tears to the eyes this love for another, for the truth as Socrates did,for gold, for success.
Poppins is worn on the left chest to symbolize that those who died were kept close to one's heart. According to (http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsbeat/article/29848595/remembrance-poppy-controversies-and-how-to-wear-it) BBC , it is placed where military medals are worn.
So easy to carry in a shirt pocket, it remains close to one's heart all the time and tends to be the most heart-friendly thing the man has ever made in the figurative sense.
Trapped between the desire to be outspoken, to exercise one's carefully honed critical skills on topics that are close to one's heart on the one hand, and the reality of precarious employment on the other, leads to many cryptic posts, which leave the blogger and her audience feeling like somewhat of a failure.
To take to heart--1) to take close to one's heart. [BNC--19; COCA--177 (2012-1990)].
One can identify with Bharadwaj's stories as they are based on real- life characters and are close to one's heart.
But for those obsessed by the very thought of a subject and idea close to one's heart, it is a relentless pursuit; an avocation pursued with a maniacal passion, a fixation that leaves one in awe.