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.
YESTERDAY'S Record View was spot on in condemning Nick Clegg and his litter of nodding dogs on the front benches for betraying everything his party have ever held dear to their hearts.
Gary Manning, owner of 60 Hope Street, added: "It's been great to see familiar faces from the cultural quarter come along and celebrate in a street many people hold dear to their hearts."
Gary Manning, owner of 60 Hope Street, added: "It's been great to see so many familiar faces in the cultural quarter in a street many people hold dear to their hearts."
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.
Spellings's willingness to advance vouchers and other initiatives dear to their hearts." During Spellings' nomination hearing, she said, "I am a product of our public schools.
"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."