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Idioms and phrases with the word heart
He is a nice person at heart.
Be in good heart = be happy and hopeful
Investors are still in good heart, despite recent stock market falls.
Close/dear/near to someoneís heart = very important or interesting to someone
That is obviously a topic very close to her heart.
Do someoneís heart good = make someone feel happy
Have something at heart
A mother always has her childís welfare at heart. (= A motherís actions are always influenced by her love for her child.)
Have a heart of gold = be a very kind person
Have a heart of stone = be very unsympathetic
Have your heart set on something = decide that you want something very much
He has his heart set on winning the championship.
Heart goes out to someone = used for saying that you feel sorry for someone else
My heart goes out to the parents who lost their loved ones in the mishap.
Someoneís heart is not in something = someone has lost interest in something that they are doing
His heart was no longer in the project.
In someoneís heart / in someoneís heart of hearts
In his heart of hearts he knew that she was right.
Not have the heart to do something = not be able to do something because it is very cruel.
I didnít have the heart to tell him that he had been sacked.
Play / work / sing your heart out = put a lot of effort into playing etc.
The children played their hearts out.
Cry your heart out = cry a lot
Take something to heart = think about something very seriously
You must not take everything people say to heart.
To your heartís content = as much as you like
She partied to her heartís content.
Wear / have your heart on your sleeve = be honest about your feelings; express your feelings freely
She is someone who wears her heart on her sleeve.
With your heart in your mouth = when you have your heart in your mouth you are feeling very nervous.
She opened the envelope and started reading the letter with her heart in her mouth.
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