“Heart” Expressions

Here are some ‘heart’ expressions which could be useful in case you want to have a better understanding and sound more natural in English:

Wear your heart on your sleeve – make your feelings obvious.

Ex: You shouldn’t be wearing your heart on your sleeve at work.

By heart – memorize.

Ex: Polly learned the poem by heart.

Cross your heart – promise to do something.

Ex: I promise to mow the grass – cross my heart!

 Have your heart in your mouth – be upset and scared.

Ex: Sally had her heart in her mouth when the bell rang.

Break someone’s heart  – make someone sad by telling them you don’t love them any more.

Ex: Jill broke Brian’s heart when she told him that she no longer loved him.

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