matter to (one)

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matter to (one)

To be of importance, significance, or worth to one. If success really matters to you so much that you would sacrifice your friends to get it, then I don't want to be your friend to begin with. A: "Do you want to keep or get rid of these books." B: "IT doesn't matter to me—do whatever's easier." It doesn't matter to the boss what's going on in your home life. All she cares about is whether you get your work done on time or not.
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matter to someone

to be important to someone. Does money really matter to you? Yes, it matters to me a lot.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Regarding the degree to which school counselors' mattered to four different groups at their schools (i.e., students, teachers, parents, and administrators), findings revealed that school counselors perceived the highest level of mattering with students and the lowest with their teacher colleagues, although the pattern was different from elementary school and other school levels.