Discussion: [Expr] cœur/heart

Discussion in 'Themed Lists' started by Kelly B, Aug 19, 2005.

  1. Kelly B

    Kelly B Senior Member

    USA English
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    English

    My heart is in my stomach = je suis nerveux/anxieux
    my stomach is fluttering, I am nervous/worried (unlike the French version!)

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  2. Brioche

    Brioche Senior Member

    Adelaide
    Australia English
    to take to heart =
    to take (criticism) seriously and be affected by it

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  3. panjandrum

    panjandrum PongoMod

    Belfast, Ireland
    English-Ireland (top end)
    - to have a heart of stone
    unemotional, hard-hearted, unsympathetic

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  4. GenJen54

    GenJen54 Senior Member

    Downright Pleasant, USA
    USA - English
    Variation - to have one's heart in one's throat

    Variation - one's heart sunk

    Additions:

    - to have a heart of glass
    To be very sensitive or vulnerable to emotional distress

    - to lose heart
    To lose courage, faith in a situation

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  5. panjandrum

    panjandrum PongoMod

    Belfast, Ireland
    English-Ireland (top end)
    my heart sunk sank

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  6. GenJen54

    GenJen54 Senior Member

    Downright Pleasant, USA
    USA - English
    YIKES :eek: !!!! Note to self: sink, sank, sunk...sink, sank, sunk...sink, sank, sunk...

    Here are another two for the list..

    - to have one's heart melt...
    To have a feeling of empathy, sympathy or pity towards a person or event. Also used to describe a "romantic" kind of feeling.


    - heart (gut) wrenching ... (adj)
    Used to describe an experience that is extremely emotionally difficult.

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  7. panjandrum

    panjandrum PongoMod

    Belfast, Ireland
    English-Ireland (top end)
    Have a heart!
    - stop being callous and inhuman; be more sympathetic

    Take heart!
    - be brave

    in good heart
    - in good condition, thriving, healthy, strong


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