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
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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
Collins COBUILD Idioms Dictionary, 3rd ed. © HarperCollins Publishers 2012
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References in classic literature ?
He informed him that he and his comrades had long resided among the Upper Nez Perces, and loved them so much, that they had thrown their arms around them, and now held them close to their hearts. That he had received such good accounts from the Upper Nez Perces of their cousins, the Lower Nez Perce-s, that he had become desirous of knowing them as friends and brothers.
Ian Corsan, Allan Jamieson, Mark Gallagher and Matthew Roach will attempt the National 3 Peaks Challenge on July 20 in aid of two charities close to their hearts.
WORKERS at a local conference centre will have a ball tomorrow night as they host a double celebration on a date close to their hearts.
MORE than 100 bikers have taken part in a special ride for charities close to their hearts.
The charity is close to their hearts as Macmillan nurses helped each of them cope with the death of a close relative.
I think the staff have been great in supporting something which is obviously so close to their hearts."
The people of South Wales have always held the Ty Hafan Children's Hospice very close to their hearts.And if you needed proof, it came at the weekend with the charity's record-breaking Waterfront Barry 5K run.
It brought home the reason why so many people hold St Paul's close to their hearts.
The band mark the occasion with six shows in three cities close to their hearts and which proved important in their early days - London, Manchester and Glasgow.
Two work colleagues have joined forces to raise thousands of pounds for a charity close to their hearts.
They will present short slots on subjects close to their hearts for Five News next month on five.
A SOUTH Wales choir is taking to the stage for a charity concert with a message close to their hearts.