Have you ever been “heartbroken”? Or learned something “by heart”? What do these expressions mean? Well, read the post and learn 8 “heart” expressions which could be useful in case you want to develop a better understanding and sound more natural in English.
Wear your heart on your sleeve
Meaning: make your feelings obvious.
Ex: You shouldn’t wear your heart on your sleeve at work.
Ex: Polly learned the poem by heart.
Cross your heart
Meaning: promise to do something.
Ex: I promise to mow the grass – cross my heart!
From the bottom of your heart
Meaning: very sincerely.
Ex: I will always be there for you and I mean it from the bottom of my heart.
Young at heart
Meaning: feeling and acting as if you were younger than you really are.
Ex: My grandpa loves going to the pub and is a very active Facebooker. He’s young at heart.
Have your heart in your mouth
Meaning: be upset and scared.
Ex: Sally had her heart in her mouth when the bell rang.
Break someone’s heart
Meaning: 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.
Follow your heart
Meaning: do what you love rather than what’s expected of you.
Ex: You don’t have to study medicine because your parents want you to be a doctor. You should follow your heart and do what you like.
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