mean something to (someone)

idiom

: to be important to (someone) : to be something (someone) cares about
I thought our friendship meant something to you.

Examples of mean something to (someone) in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web There are few Democrats with the kind of gravitas that might mean something to Mr. Biden. Peter Baker, New York Times, 2 Mar. 2024 This person or place may really mean something to you. Tarot.com, Baltimore Sun, 23 Jan. 2024 But this season, Nolan has done a much better job of displaying some personality and humor (his Peloton story is the gift that keeps on giving) and showing that acknowledgment does mean something to him. Scott Feinberg, The Hollywood Reporter, 8 Jan. 2024 In today's world, where choice abounds and experience is god, more and more people are seeking out goods and services that mean something to them—that tell a story and align with their values. Rebecca Misner, Condé Nast Traveler, 21 Aug. 2023 Pick phrases and songs that mean something to you Swift has many iconic lyrics from across her eras that have special stories. Helen Li, Los Angeles Times, 1 Aug. 2023 It should be stated that these Games very much mean something to the people competing. Jason Gay, WSJ, 20 July 2021 Did working with Def Jam mean something to you in a spiritual sense? A.d. Amorosi, Variety, 17 May 2023 As a 30-something graduate student and professor-to-be, the A-student in me wanted to make Grandpa proud and show him that my academic efforts could mean something to him. Melissa Mora Hidalgo, Los Angeles Times, 12 Jan. 2023

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“Mean something to (someone).” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mean%20something%20to%20%28someone%29. Accessed 22 May. 2024.

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