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.
The current tragic conditions taking place in her homeland are very near and dear to her heart, especially the disputes that are erupting between Muslims and Christian Copts.
This charity is dear to her heart, as her older brother Ben suffered from leukaemia aged 10 years.
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. I remember lots of stories of how she tried to protect her students from the government nurses who would come in and cut off the childrens' hair or be rude to them.
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.
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. "It is really exhilarating to watch people come out of themselves when they look at and touch one of the paintings," she exclaims.
Pascal stated that the names is very dear to her heart for it's the name of her brother and many of her relatives.
So if this project is so "dear to her heart" as she says, what is stopping the multi-millionairess from donating all of the money out of her own pocket?
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.