have a heart


have a heart
have a heart
Fig. to be compassionate; to be generous and forgiving; to have an especially compassionate heart. •

Oh, have a heart! Give me some help!

If Anne had a heart, she'd volunteer to help us on the charity drive.

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{v. phr.}, {informal} To stop being mean; be kind, generous, or sympathetic. * /Have a heart, Bob, and lend me two dollars./ * /Have a heart, Mary, and help me with this lesson./ * /He didn't know if the teacher would have a heart and pass him./

Dictionary of American idioms. 2013.

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  • have a heart — {v. phr.}, {informal} To stop being mean; be kind, generous, or sympathetic. * /Have a heart, Bob, and lend me two dollars./ * /Have a heart, Mary, and help me with this lesson./ * /He didn t know if the teacher would have a heart and pass him./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • Have a Heart — Infobox Single Name = Have a Heart Artist = Céline Dion from Album = Unison Released = Start date|1991|8|5 Format = Radio single Recorded = Chartmarker Studios Genre = Pop Length = 4:14 (album/single version) Label = Columbia, Epic Writer = Aldo… …   Wikipedia

  • have a heart-to-heart talk — {v. phr.} To confide in someone with great intimacy. * /Jill and her mother had a heart to heart talk before she decided to move in with Andrew./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • have a heart-to-heart talk — {v. phr.} To confide in someone with great intimacy. * /Jill and her mother had a heart to heart talk before she decided to move in with Andrew./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • To have at heart — Heart Heart (h[aum]rt), n. [OE. harte, herte, heorte, AS. heorte; akin to OS. herta, OFies. hirte, D. hart, OHG. herza, G. herz, Icel. hjarta, Sw. hjerta, Goth. ha[ i]rt[=o], Lith. szirdis, Russ. serdtse, Ir. cridhe, L. cor, Gr. kardi a, kh^r.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To have the heart in the mouth — Heart Heart (h[aum]rt), n. [OE. harte, herte, heorte, AS. heorte; akin to OS. herta, OFies. hirte, D. hart, OHG. herza, G. herz, Icel. hjarta, Sw. hjerta, Goth. ha[ i]rt[=o], Lith. szirdis, Russ. serdtse, Ir. cridhe, L. cor, Gr. kardi a, kh^r.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Didn't Have the Heart — Single by Debbie Gibson from the album Think With Your Heart B side Didn t Have the Heart (LP Version) Released 1995 …   Wikipedia

  • I Don't Have the Heart — Infobox Single Name = I Don t Have the Heart Cover size = Border = Caption = Artist = James Ingram Album = It s Real A side = B side = Released = 1990 Format = Recorded = 1989 Genre = R B, Pop, Adult contemporary Length = Label = Warner Bros.… …   Wikipedia

  • not have the heart to — {v. phr.} To not be insensitive or cruel. * /My boss did not have the heart to lay off two pregnant women when they most needed their jobs./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • not have the heart to — {v. phr.} To not be insensitive or cruel. * /My boss did not have the heart to lay off two pregnant women when they most needed their jobs./ …   Dictionary of American idioms


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