close to your heart

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
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This year's theme is 'Markets Close To Your Heart', and with that in mind, the owners have launched their own campaign to find out why Penkridge Market is close to the heart of their local community.
Summary: Washington DC, [USA] Aug 19 (ANI): Tattoos are a way of marking your body with a memory that is close to your heart and Katy Perry knows exactly how valuable that is.
Pandora's new series of alphabet and symbol charms offers bespoke combinations that allow you to spell out important names, and express meanings close to your heart. Since the birth of the bracelet over 7,000 years ago, symbols have been used as a form of creative expression, often with talismanic properties.
Shields Ferry manager, Carol Timlin, said: "If there's a special charity close to your heart or a local club you'd like to support, hiring the ferry is great and easy way to raise funds."
Wouldn't you like to have Mountie Constable Benton Fraser close to your heart?
Helping others in need is something that has always been close to your hearts.