#IOTW: Idioms with ‘heart’

  1. Pouring my heart out. Meaning: open up emotionally by telling someone your story and how you really feel without holding anything back.
    • Example:
      • “I guess I just had to talk to someone,” she said as she poured her heart out to me.
  2. To be young at heart. Meaning: act in a way that is thought of as a lot younger than your age.
    • Example:
      • All of my friends love to talk to my mom, they said that she’s very young at heart.
  3. Tug at your heart strings. Meaning: to cause strong feelings of affection or sympathy.
    • Example:
      • Adele’s song, Hello, tugged at the heartstrings of millions of people.
  4. Heart on sleeve. Meaning: to allow others to see your emotions or feelings.
    • Example:
      • You could see she was hurt, she wears her heart on her sleeve.
  5. Heart in one’s mouth. Meaning: to feel extremely anxious because of a dangerous or unpleasant situation.
    • Example:
      • Mary had her heart in her mouth because it was her first time doing a solo presentation.
  6. Have a heart of stone. Meaning: to be very unkind, to not care about people or things.
    • Example:
      • Melisa had a heart of stone, she never care of anyone else but herself.


Compiled and written by @AnienditaR at @EnglishTips4u on Saturday, January 16, 2016

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