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English definition of “mean/be (all) the world to sb”

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mean/be (all) the world to sb

to be extremely important to someone: Her children mean all the world to her.
Translations of “mean/be (all) the world to sb”
in Chinese (Traditional) 是(某人)的一切, 對(某人)來說非常重要…
in Chinese (Simplified) 是(某人)的一切, 对(某人)来说非常重要…
(Definition of mean/be (all) the world to sb from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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