mean the (whole) world


: to be extremely important : to be someone or something that someone cares about her very much
It would mean the world to me if you came with me.
She means the whole world to me.

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Recent Examples on the Web For kids, their parents' smiles can mean the world to them. Nicole Harris, Parents, 16 Mar. 2024 Changing that baseline would mean the world has already warmed at least 1.7 degrees (scientists say long-term global warming currently stands at between 1.2 to 1.3 degrees). Rachel Ramirez, CNN, 5 Feb. 2024 The report’s finding, however, does not mean the world is about to cross the long-term warming threshold of 1.5C that scientists say is the ceiling for avoiding catastrophic climate change under the 2015 Paris Agreement. Reuters, NBC News, 1 Dec. 2023 Our team compiled 8 covers that mean the world to them from different eras of ESSENCE throughout the decades. Kerane Marcellus, Essence, 18 Aug. 2023 Even three days can mean the world in terms of moving. Washington Post, 15 Nov. 2021 Those limitations mean the world is still reliant on fossil fuels, especially when there is a surge in electricity demand. Sarah McFarlane, WSJ, 7 July 2021 That could mean the world misses the 1.5 degrees Celsius warming target enshrined in the 2015 Paris Agreement. Time, 20 Nov. 2022 Torres has been running her downtown Cleveland restaurant for 24 years, and puts her heart and soul into the place, from the attention to the diners, the dishes and her staff, who mean the world to her. cleveland, 27 Oct. 2020

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