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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Ah, would it not be sweet revenge indeed to balk the King in this venture so dear to his heart!
And the exile, separated from the beloved France so dear to his heart, died a lingering death on that rock and bequeathed his great deeds to posterity.
'Mine!' he returned, taking out his spectacles and putting them on, to have a better view of the triumphs so dear to his heart. 'I couldn't write like that, now-a-days.
Nigeria was dear to his heart and he longed for Nigeria's development.
Apart from being one of the most successful Tanzanians, Diamond Platnumz holds Kenya very dear to his heart. He exclusively revealed that he has been wishing he was born here.
The photographs and the articles vividly captured the humble and hard-working, public and private persona of the Quaid, as he relentlessly strove to achieve a project dear to his heart!
After revealing the news on BBC Radio 2, Melua said: "He was a longstanding supporter of mine, and to re-record one of his favourite songs for a charity so dear to his heart is a privilege."
He was a long-standing supporter of mine, and to re-record one of his favourite songs for a charity that was so dear to his heart is a privilege."
NNA - MP Hagop Pakradounian said on Wednesday "from now on, there will be no landfill in Bourj Hammoud and each municipality is responsible for its own trash." His words came during a press conference whereby he said that Bourj Hammoud was dear to his heart and "we will not allow the infliction of additional suffering." "They suggested, within the ministerial plan, to throw garbage in Bourj Hammoud.
Father McCulloch stated that he attached great importance to Pakistan, a country which was dear to his heart. He termed the country tolerant and appreciated its efforts to fight the menace of terrorism and extremism.
In a democracy, people should have a right to know the issues a constitutional king-to-be is raising with Government ministers by sending letters in support of causes dear to his heart.
He says that the Midsummer Nights tour, which visits historic houses, is dear to his heart.
"I'm still fit and able and presently touring Australia." He says that the Midsummer Nights tour, which visits historic houses around the UK, is dear to his heart. "Britain is steeped in so much history and many of the places I am performing at are treasure houses of England, he said.
AS IT WAS Above, Blenkinsopp castle in the 1950s with Mike's father, Charles Simpson, on the right DEAR TO HIS HEART Mike Simpson who is selling his Blenkinsopp estate in Northumberland, near Greenhead
"It is fitting that it will be sited at Aintree, a place he held dear to his heart."