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!
See also: mean, world

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.
See also: mean, somebody, world
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Charlotte says: "What Lyn did meant the world to us. She has given us a lot of advice and hugs.
We are not having a reception booked so this meant the world to us. I am just so sad I never asked the people recording it to send it to me.
"Your messages have meant the world to us all, and so I send you love from the bottom of my heart."
You were both kind and special, You meant the world to us, You helped us through the bad times, Without complaint or fuss.
"Our dad meant the world to us and his loss has shaken the family as well as the community.
You meant the world to us. You helped us through the bad times, Without complaint or fuss.
Rocky meant the world to us, and he accompanied my dad on numerous hunts for 10 years.
"The animals meant the world to us and we miss them dearly.
But she died early yesterday and heartbroken Mark and Zoe Lifsey, 40 and 38, said: "Emma meant the world to us.
In a statement issued through BTP, Emma's parents, Mark and Zoe Lifsey, from Haxey, said: "Emma meant the world to us. She was our much-loved daughter and a baby sister to her 11-year-old brother Jack.
xx WARD Jimmy The man meant the world to us, thank you for being a loving dad.
It's meant the world to us," Contactmusic quoted John as saying.
It has meant the world to us. We are counting the seconds to hold Laura and Euna in our arms,'' they said.
Monday.The front page of the commemorative section featured a headline saying, 'You've meant the world to us,' and a photo of the 30-foot neon globe atop the P-I's building, which has a slogan rotating around the equator saying, 'It's in the P-I.'
That may not sound very interesting to Jason Beattie, but it's meant the world to us and we will always be grateful.