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.
See also: heart, near, to
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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, to
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

near

/close to (one's) heart
Loved by or important to one.
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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