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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References in classic literature ?
Their psychology is bovine, their outlook crude and rare; They abandon vital matters to be tickled with a straw; But the straw that they were tickled with--the chaff that they were fed with-- They convert into a weaver's beam to break their foeman's head with.
For so long as I am pleased with him, ma'am, nothing else greatly matters to Porthos.
The underlying general assumption was upheld: A shift in roles, functions, and activities is occurring from primarily internal managerial and organizational matters to increasing emphasis on external environmental concerns.
* Is the staff specifically instructed not to mention client names and matters to family and friends?
Of course, information about what matters to us is actually encoded across multiple platforms: our moral and practical intuitions, but also our genes and our brains, our dispositions and our sentiments, our habits and rituals, buildings and artifacts, stories and curricula, sacred texts and to-do lists.
It could signify, for example, that grace matters to us and to God.
In short, my concern is that our Communion is being steadily undermined by dioceses and individual bishops taking unilateral action, usually (but not always) in matters to do with sexuality; and as a result steadily driving us towards serious fragmentation and the real possibility of two (or, more likely, many more) distinct Anglican bodies emerging.
The issue matters to Xers and you've generated trust because you've committed to a timeline.
So it's helped us a lot in some of our asbestos and certain product liability matters to have all the information about different cases available in one source."
Asking students to whom they feel they matter, and who and what matters to them, can guide students in personal and career goal setting.