close/dear/near to one's heart

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Definition of close/dear/near to one's heart

: very personally and emotionally important to one This topic is one that's very close to my heart. The school is very near and dear to her heart.

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“Close/dear/near to one's heart.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/close%2Fdear%2Fnear%20to%20one%27s%20heart. Accessed 9 Mar. 2021.

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