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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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.
he returned, taking out his spectacles and putting them on, to have a better view of the triumphs so dear to his heart.
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.
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.
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
David Cameron claimed in opposition that the National Health Service was dear to his heart.
Tom has held the charity's work dear to his heart since they flew his dying mum back to Tyneside from her remote Northumberland home.
Starting somewhere dear to his heart, Ireland, the land of his mother's birth, he discovers bits of the Emerald Isle he never before knew existed.
AS he looks forward to celebrating his 70th birthday this weekend, Ricky Tomlinson has been reflecting in the ECHO on some of the Liverpool people and places dear to his heart.
Law said Afghanistan was dear to his heart and continued: "It stuns me, and I'll be honest with you, appalls me that the media in the West only report bloodshed, murder, the violence.
He was a loyal son to his father and always held his memories of France dear to his heart.
The union was very important to him, very dear to his heart.
For DeWolf, who has appeared frequently in stage productions and who had a role in the 1999 gay movie Trick, the character of Tate is dear to his heart.
Now he's playing a leading role on the world stage for a cause which is very dear to his heart.
While music will always be the driving force for international superstar Carlos Santana, his humanitarian contributions via The Milagro Foundation and other causes will remain equally dear to his heart.