dear to (one's) heart

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dear 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 dear to her heart.
See also: dear, heart
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On that event they removed to Mansfield; and the Parsonage there, which, under each of its two former owners, Fanny had never been able to approach but with some painful sensation of restraint or alarm, soon grew as dear to her heart, and as thoroughly perfect in her eyes, as everything else within the view and patronage of Mansfield Park had long been.
And the money, which currently stands at pounds 4,468, is going to a cause dear to her heart, the Children's Liver Disease Foundation - which she is supporting in honour of a friend's son.
My mother taught at the first Arapahoe Government School in Wyoming and held her students very dear to her heart.
The 25-year-old from Withybrook Road, Bulkington, will be jumping from more than 10,000ft for two charities which are dear to her heart.
She's been slipping around Walford writing soppy love notes to Phil Mitchell, a man so dear to her heart that she once shot him.
For her to cement her standing as one of the country's top trainers at the place so near and dear to her heart made the day ``so fun,'' Sahadi said.
The paintings she does for Alzheimer's facilities are just one facet of her work, but one that is near and dear to her heart.
Throughout her day, she meets with all employee groups, keeping them on their toes and in stride with hospital protocol for safety--something she holds near and dear to her heart.
Organiser Liam Dowling said: "We wanted to celebrate Cathy's life and we know she would have wanted us to raise funds for the hospice, which was a cause very dear to her heart.