Expressions with 'Heart'

source: Learn English with Let's Talk    2014年7月2日
Expressions with 'Heart' - Free English Lesson
The following idioms and expressions use the noun 'heart'. Each idiom or expression has a definition and example sentence to help understanding of these common idiomatic expressions.

1. To your heart's content.
If you do something enjoyable to your heart's content, you do it as much as you want to.
Example : The pool is open all day so you can swim to your heart's content.

2. To have your heart in your mouth.
If someone's heart is in their mouth, they feel extremely nervous.
Example : My heart was in my mouth as I walked onto the stage.

3. Cross your heart
Something that you say in order to emphasize that something is true.
Example : I want to go to the party with you, not Sarah - cross my heart!

4. By heart
To know or remember exactly and from memory.
Example : You know the telephone number by heart, don't you?

5. To wear your heart on your sleeves.
To make your feelings and opinions obvious to other people.
Example : John's always worn his heart on his sleeve, so there's no doubt who he'll be supporting.

6. To have the heart.
To be insensitive or hard-hearted enough to do something Or To have a strong will to do something.
Example : I don't have the heart to tell her the truth.

7. To lose heart.
To stop believing that you can succeed OR to lose one's courage or confidence.
Example : Don't lose heart, there'll be plenty more chances for promotion.

8. Heart broken.
When you love someone so much, then that person rejects that love for someone else. All you feel is an enormous pain inside you, especially whenever you see "your" girl with a different guy then you. You try and make like everything is all right, but you are really crying inside, wondering why this shit is happening.
Example : I was heartbroken when Mary went out with Richard.