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.
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.
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.