Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts

(it/that) means a lot

means a lotit means a lotthat means a lot
Meaning(s)
1) is very much appreciated, is very important
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    • that person/gift/belonging means a lot to me
  • Analysis
    This expression is a way of indicating appreciation for something or someone. It is usually used to show that something has significantly affected you emotionally in a positive way. It is usually used in social situations to express gratitude or sentimentality. For example, if you were out sick from work for a time and your colleagues sent you flowers you could say, "Thank you, that meant a lot." It can be used in professional situations to express gratitude for positive feedback: "Thanks for noticing I put a lot of work into that presentation. It meant a lot." You can also use it to talk about objects that have significance to you or high personal value: "This necklace means a lot to me as it was handed down to me from my great-great-grandmother."
  • Social Examples (Basic)
    1. It really means a lot that you remembered my birthday.
    2. When I left my job, I was given a lovely gift, which really meant a lot to me.
    3. I chose not to sell my grandmother's sewing machine, because it means a lot to me.
  • Professional Examples (Basic)
    1. It means a lot that you took the time out to give me some feedback on my presentation.
    2. It means a lot to be nominated for this award.
    3. My team mean a lot to me. We are not just co-workers but great friends.
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