hold (someone or something) dear

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hold (someone or something) dear

To consider someone or something to be very valuable or important, especially at a personal level. Even though this old pocket watch doesn't work anymore, I still hold it dear as it was the last thing my grandfather ever gave me. I consider myself a pretty gregarious person, but there are only a few people I truly hold dear.
See also: dear, hold
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So, I'll hold him dear and close to my heart, cause the day we meet again I know we'll never be torn apart.
but we still hold him dear for brave turns in gay-themed indies like Velvet Goldmine.