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.
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.
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.
Thank you, Patrick Sweeney, for writing about a topic that is near and dear to my heart in many ways.
One issue that is near and dear to my heart is justice for all.
As a child growing up I experienced abuse in my life on certain levels and this is something that is near and dear to my heart.
One only has to reflect on the Solway, a place dear to my heart, to see what havoc is being wreaked.
It is to be held at the Hilton Hotel, in aid of Claire House, a charity that is so dear to my heart.
I will always hold the show dear to my heart and be an avid fan.
Tis a cause dear to my heart as over the years I have had many disappointments about how the current system is working.
I was especially gratified to see you cover vermicomposting, a subject near and dear to my heart, in the sidebar of your fine article "Compost Made Easy" (October/ November 2006).
Africa has always been something dear to my heart,'' said McDugald, 31, of Burbank.
I'm thrilled to be honored by The Retreat, which is an organization near and dear to my heart," said Herman who has served on The Retreat since 2001.
Having lived in Africa for a long time, this is a subject that is very near and dear to my heart.