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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"To have that many people out there following me, supporting me, cheering my name, meant the world to me.
Actress Janhvi Kapoor, who made her Hindi film debut with 'Dhadak', said that any type of encouragement meant the world to her.
"Honestly it was one of the best moments of my life, all throughout my pregnancy I was so scared he wouldn't be able to meet her and he held on long enough to do so, which meant the world to me.
THE heartbroken family of a 17-year-old boy who died in a car crash said yesterday that he meant the world to them.
His mother, Luisza, said: "He meant the world to his family and will always be deeply missed and loved.
The 'Keeping Up With The Kardashian' star posted that she was overwhelmed by all of this birthday love and that it meant the world to her, Us Magazine reported.
Four grandchildren, who meant the world to her, Deven, Taylor, Brenna & Jay.
Meanwhile, Cowell even has baby names decided and it would be a tribute to his dad as he meant the world to him.
I've cried rivers of tears Over these past few years You my love meant the world to me I hope you will understand and see You just don't know how I feel The rift between us I just want to heal For you my valentine I do yearn As my heart for you does burn I now suffer from a broken heart Now we are so far apart The truth is It's you I miss You were my first love in life Now I suffer so much strife Each year I send you flowers and a card As life without you is so very hard I just loved your face As your smile would grace any place Now I often cry As my love for you will never die
He's had a tough time of late, the goals haven't been flowing, so to break his drought would meant the world to him.
You were a husband in a million, why did you have to go, you meant the world to me, I really loved you so, if I had one choice today, my choice would not be hard, I'd wish that I could have you here, to give you a birthday card, love you always, your loving wife Eileen.xxx SMEATON (Teams).
In the past eight months Conleth (pictured) lost both his grandmothers who meant the world to him.
Richard Davies said Katie-Jo "meant the world" to him.
A FATHER accused of murdering his son by throwing him from a hotel balcony told a Greek court today that his family meant the world to him.