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
Collins COBUILD Idioms Dictionary, 3rd ed. © HarperCollins Publishers 2012
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Mark added: "The Anthony Nolan charity, which helps people with blood cancer who need stem cell or bone marrow transplants, is a cause very close to our hearts.
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Noi Ramasut, proprietor of The Thai House Restaurant said: 'This is something very close to our hearts.'
I AM all for freedom of speech, but for all those 'supporters' taking cheap shots at the club, I would like to remind them we are all Evertonians and we all have one thing that is close to our hearts, that being our club.
Andy, who lives in Kenilworth, said: "NSE, as easyJet's charity of the year, was our obvious choice, but it is also a charity close to our hearts as we both know people who have had to deal with this condition."
We must grasp and hold close to our hearts those universal values that this wounded world and its inhabitants need so badly.