St. Valentines Day - Idioms

Love, love, love!


San Valentino il giorno dell'amore romantico, quel momento dell'anno che ci porta a vedere tutto il mondo un po' più "rosa".

L'amore porta con sè un sacco di English Idioms, che sono sempre utili da imparare.


after my own heart: said of someone with similar preferences or values
a heart of gold: see “a big heart”
a heart of stone: said of someone without sympathy
at heart: basically
bare (one’s) heart: share one’s feelings or thoughts
bleeding heart: said of someone who is conspicuously or excessively generous
cross my heart: said as an oath to assert one’s honesty
didn’t have the heart: said when one cannot summon the will to do something hurtful
do (one’s) heart good: said about something that will be beneficial to someone
eat your heart out: said mockingly to someone expressing the desire for them to suffer; usually facetious
harden (one’s) heart: become callous
heart in (one’s) mouth: said of someone who has strong emotions about someone or something
heart is in the right place: said of someone well intentioned
hearts and minds: said in reference to persuading rather than compelling
heart skips a beat: said of someone excited, frightened, or surprised
heart to heart: a sincere conversation
heavy heart: sadness
in (one’s) heart of hearts: if one’s true feelings or thoughts were known
lose heart: become discouraged
melt (one’s) heart: cause someone to experience uncontrollable emotions
(one’s) heart is knocking: said of someone excited or nervous
(one’s) heart is not in: one does not feel a commitment to or an interest in
(one’s) heart leaps: one is excited
(one’s) heart sinks: one becomes discouraged
pour (one’s) heart/soul out: see “bare (one’s) heart”
put (one’s) heart into: do something with conviction or enthusiasm
sick at heart: discouraged
soft spot in my heart: somthing has a special place in one's heart
take heart: be encouraged
warm (one’s)/the cockles of (one’s) heart: cause someone to feel positive emotion
wear (one’s) heart on (one’s) sleeve: openly show one’s emotions
with a sinking heart: said of someone who becomes discouraged or hopeless
young at heart: youthful

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