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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Their first trip is particularly dear to their hearts, as they revisit the Kennet and Avon Canal.
Year 11 student manager, Joanne Proudman, said: "Our students like to give something back to the community and Zoe's Place is somewhere dear to their hearts.
Issues only near and dear to their hearts, not the people of California.
Spellings's willingness to advance vouchers and other initiatives dear to their hearts.
Those who knew my grandfather and father and Charlie Schaffner know that renewal of the industry was an issue near and dear to their hearts.
Because listeners hear our message from a source that's near and dear to their hearts, they're initiating a dialogue with us that's conversational - asking questions, saying how much they love the products - just talking off the cuff.
SIR - Unlike bankers, motor industry bosses and indeed politicians, the "creative accounting" by the Penrhyn quarry managers was not driven by greed, but by a desire to protect a workforce they respected, a wish to preserve an industry dear to their hearts and a determination to introduce radical innovations that might well have restored Welsh slate to the world primacy it once enjoyed.
I understand it's dear to their hearts, but they need to make a better pasty,'' said Grimes, who describes the pasties he ate as ``awful, bland, football-shaped objects that were nearly inedible.
It gives celebrities a chance to donate their talent and creativity, which in turn raises money for the charities that are dear to their hearts.
In retrospect, Major League Baseball was lucky, because the fans' revolt at least indicated they'd lost something near and dear to their hearts.
Dear to their hearts, the celebrities and their charity beneficiaries include: Christina Applegate (Center for the Advancement of Nonviolence), Brandy (United Negro College Fund), Gisele Bundchen (St.