mean the world to (someone)

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mean the world to (someone)

1. To be ardently loved by or exceptionally important to someone. My little daughter means the world to me—I would do absolutely anything for her. Our cats mean the world to my boyfriend—he's completely obsessed with them!
2. To be something for which someone is deeply grateful or appreciative. Thank you so much for taking care of my kids when I was in the hospital. It really means the world to me!
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be/mean (ˌall) the ˈworld to somebody

be very important to somebody; be loved very much by somebody: Her job means the world to her.They’ve only got one child and he’s all the world to them.
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I get that it means the world ending, but I still don't think its too big a price to see him resign" said Prime Minister Abbasi in a televised address to the nation.
Mother's Day is the occasion to honor the best creation of God on Earth, to shower her with all your love, care and warmth, to stand by the person who stood like a rock in your lean and mean days and to assure her that she really means the world to you.
On his Facebook page Mr Arnold, from Great Malvern, said: "Thanks every1 for ur support means the world dnt no wat to do wiv myself.
Area Manager for Fire Safety Ian Bitcon said: "If your loved one means the world to you then do your bit to help keep them safe - whether it be your partner, children, parents or just somebody in the community who needs an extra bit of help.
It means the world to me," Watts, 46, told BBC Sport.
She said: "We thought we could not have a child together so this means the world to us.
And it would be really nice to go to a tournament with England and to be successful, so that means the World Cup next summer for me.
They would rather have a game that means the world to one state but last season was over at halftime, won by Alabama by 34 points, leading to Auburn sacking its coaching staff.
Standing out means the world in the field of advertising.
It means the world, literally, to be recognized after years of war,' said Suleman Fatimie, Chief Executive Officer of the Export Promotion Agency of Afghanistan.
It means the world title hopes of McLaren drivers Lewis Hamilton and Fernando Alonso are on the line, with three points separating the leading duo.
It means the world to win that trophy," said Nixon after landing at Heathrow this morning.
Which means the world could be 5 degrees hotter by midcentury or, by one scientist's particularly dire reckoning, by 2100, the temperature could be as much as 18 degrees warmer.
The support of our civilian community means the world to our soldiers and their families," said Command Sergeant Major Lonny Wright, the highest ranking enlisted person in the U.