Centre of a person’s emotions
In her heart, she knew it wasn't true.
The most important part of something
|after one’s own heart||Exactly as one likes
He likes dancing too! He’s a man after my own heart.
There's no doubt she’s a country girl at heart.
|to break somebody’s heart||Make somebody feel sad
It really broke my heart to see her crying.
|by heart||From memory
You'll have to learn phrasal verbs by heart.
|to do one’s heart good||Feel encouraged, happy
It does my heart good to see you both together again.
|to eat one’s heart out||Tolerate one's feelings in silence
She’s been eating her heart out
in her bedroom after the fight.
|from the bottom of one’s heart||Sincerely
This advice comes really from the bottom of my heart.
|to have one’s heart in one’s boots||Be very gloomy and depressed
I've had my heart in my boots since she left.
|to have one’s heart in one’s mouth||Be very frightened
When the lights went out, my heart
was in my mouth.
|to have one’s heart in the right place||Have true feelings
I really love you and I mean it;
I have my heart in the right place.
|heart and soul||Enthusiastically
You should devote yourself heart and soul to this project.
|a heart of gold||A kind nature
At first sight, he looks bad-tempered but he’s really got a heart of gold!
|a heart of stone||An unfeeling nature
He's very lonely; he's got a heart of stone!
|one’s heart sinks||One feels disappointed
When I hear the news, my heart sank!
|in good heart||In good condition
You look so good! You're really in good heart!
|in one’s heart||In one’s conscience
In his heart he knew he was doing something wrong.
|to set one’s heart on something||Want something
The boy set his heart on that toy so
we'll have to buy it for his birthday.
|to take something to heart||Be upset by something
She really took your criticism to heart.
|to one’s heart’s content||As much as one likes
To my heart's content I will go
and have a big icecream!
|young at heart||Feeling and behaving younger
I'm 65 but I'm young at heart!
Ver también: Idioms with 'heart'