close to your heart

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close 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 close to her heart.
See also: close, heart

close to your heart

mainly BRITISH or

dear to your heart

COMMON If a subject is close to your heart or dear to your heart, it is very important to you and you care a lot about it. Note: The heart is traditionally regarded as the centre of the emotions. For presenter Manjeet K. Sandhu the position of Asian women in society is an issue very close to her heart. It's a project that is dear to my heart. Note: In American English, you can also say that a subject is near and dear to your heart. She has impressed Senators with her knowledge of subjects near and dear to their hearts.
See also: close, heart
References in classic literature ?
Why has he suddenly become so dear to your heart? Is it because he can buy you gewgaws?
FIONA, j I know how dear to your heart care homes and dementia are.
Most merciful God, you hold each of us dear to your heart. Hold in your loving arms all our brothers and sisters whoa re attending the 2002 World AIDS Conference; and tenderly draw them into your unconditional love, together with all who are infected and affected by HIV/AIDS.