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Sirius77

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Turkish
Hi,

When someone says "something tugged at me." does it mean "something tugged at my heartstrings"?

For ex.:

"Something tugged at him. Back when he had been enamored
with her, and incredulous that she had chosen him, hadn’t he done a thousand little things to make her feel as fully, as wholly loved as possible? He had thought it would give him more of a hold on her." (A. Waldman, Love Affairs of Nathaniel P.)

Best wishes.
 
  • PaulQ

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    UK
    English - England
    "something tugged at me." does it mean "something tugged at my heartstrings"?
    No. "something tugged at me." = "thoughts in my mind [conscience] caused me to remember and consider [something]" or "something caused his conscience to [make him] feel guilty."
     
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