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
References in classic literature ?
But it was to tell of other matters that I reopen this book and once more take up my pen--matters so near to my heart that I shrink from writing of them, and am half afraid that the attempt may prove too hard for me after all, and my book end on a broken cry of pain.
"This is very near to my heart and I am looking forward to spearheading this initiative through our Animals in Need Program."
Finally, another topic near to my heart, as many years ago I helped to first highlight options for catching channel catfish through ice.
Ray, of Oldcastle, Co Meath in the Irish Republic said: "The song's near to my heart because being a priest you get in touch with a lot of pain and happiness so I can relate."
Balochistan is near to my heart and I am called names in its name.
"Education is near to my heart and higher education is my vision.
Something that is near to my heart is that my parents are from Honduras.
My work with AREW also includes augmenting the Charitable Fund, a cause that is near to my heart for its support of programs for not only Women In Need, Inc.
But let's hope that these changes will be beneficial for the society because it's very near to my heart.'
Chapter Four is a story that is so near to my heart and one that has very recently come to an end, that of the only man who will ever be Superman to so many people, Christopher Reeve.
Unity, love, morality, fraternity are the only words that can describe the Indian society I now hold so near to my heart. When I stepped off the plane I was an outsider.
Sorting out English rugby is not in my job description but it is something very near to my heart.
I've kept these memories, these experiences, very near to my heart. But I don't go around with a chip on my shoulder, and I don't go around with a whiney-butt attitude."