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
References in classic literature ?
Placing my hand over my heart I bowed low to the Martian and explained to him that while I did not understand his language, his actions spoke for the peace and friendship that at the present moment were most dear to my heart. Of course I might have been a babbling brook for all the intelligence my speech carried to him, but he understood the action with which I immediately followed my words.
"You, Dian, must return to Sari if anything happens to me, that you may devote your life to carrying out with Perry the hopes and plans for Pellucidar that are so dear to my heart. Promise me, dear."
I have not one thought, wish, or hope, connected with her, unless it be--and I say this, not to hurt her feelings, but to impress her with the real state of my own --unless it be the one object, dear to my heart as life itself, of being one day able to turn my back upon this accursed place, never to set foot in it again, or think of it--even think of it--but with loathing and disgust.'
The Broadway community is very dear to my heart and I'm beyond proud to be part of this incredibly special night."
I'm talking to amazing media outlets not only about my pageant journey but also about causes dear to my heart," she said.
Sparks said he was thrilled to be working on the Broadway adaptation, saying in a statement that the story "is near and dear to my heart." No casting or opening date was announced for the Broadway show, which follows recent musical adaptations of moviesMean Girls and Pretty Woman.
Southwest Mississippi is near and dear to my heart for that reason in particular," Lockwood said.
He said the school is "very near and dear to my heart."
Do you want me to zap him now or later?" Of the 1990s classic, he revealed: "It's a song that's near and dear to my heart."
Something dear to my heart is that if OAPs, myself included, were to pay 50p or even PS1 per journey throughout Northumberland it would, I'm sure, make a difference to public transport in the county.
"One I hold especially dear to my heart: we are commemorating the 100th anniversary of the creation of the Czechoslovak Republic this year.
Thank you, Patrick Sweeney, for writing about a topic that is near and dear to my heart in many ways.
She said she was delighted to accept the permanent role and to continue in her global nurse role, "which is very dear to my heart".
This film has been dear to my heart and is the pinnacle of my documentary-making career.