near to (one's) heart

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near to (one's) heart

Personally important to, or loved by, someone. That old dog is very near to my heart.
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near to one's heart

Also, close to one's heart. Loved by or important to one, as in This last painting was very near to her heart, or His first grandson is close to his heart. [Late 1800s]
See also: heart, near
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Now, in the same way, this is not vengeance that God is exacting on us, but a warning inflicted by the Lord on those who are near to his heart.
'I believe that operations of these SEZs should be in the hands of private sector', Federal Finance Minister added and said that Information Technology Sector is near to his heart. A task force has been formed and soon a package will be announced for IT sector.
He said that Information Technology Sector was near to his heart and a task force has been formed and soon a package would be announced for IT sector.
Though 70 years had passed, the vivid details of his tale and the sincere expression in his voice showed that each of those people and moments were near to his heart.
But he shines when tweeting figures about the philanthropic issues that are near to his heart, from rural poverty to urban education.
It was a labour of love and was so near to his heart.
In another two cases, teeth was found in the oesophagus (causing "a trauma situation") and a man developed an abscess after placing his child's tooth in his nipple piercing so it could be "near to his heart".
There is one scheme which lies further into the future, but which is clearly near to his heart - the Northern Gateway Container Terminal project which would involve the creation of a major deep sea container terminal on the south side of the Tees.
The major art work display, held at the Revivers Galleria, was inaugurated by two special children whose cause is held by the artist and social crusader very near to his heart.
McGrath still holds his survivor status very near to his heart and has made it his mission to give back.
Marino will also be working with the Essilor Vision Foundation, a program that is near to his heart. This program goes into local elementary schools to give eye exams and solutions to eye problems for students.
He talks to Trends magazine about a subject near to his heart: saving the environment.
LOCAL radio star Bob Brolly (above) holds fundraising for cancer charities near to his heart.
(1.) That style was most rousingly reflected in dissents during his early years on the Court, many of which invoke vignettes from history that were near to his heart. On the occasion of the clerks reunion celebrating his twenty-fifth anniversary on the Court, an informal competition was held based on nominations of passages deemed by his clerks so characteristic of the Chief's colorful and emphatic style.
The third part of the company, the consumer division, is clearly near to his heart, as Capellas repeatedly told people that it had a mandate to "make cool stuff ....