cross\ one's\ heart\ and\ hope\ to\ die

• cross one's heart (and hope to die)
v. phr. informal
To say that what you have said is surely true; promise seriously that it is true.
- Often used by children in the longer form. Children often make a sign of a cross over the heart as they say it, for emphasis.

"Cross my heart, I didn't hide your bicycle," Harry told Tom.

"I didn't tell the teacher what you said. Cross my heart and hope to die," Mary said to Lucy.


Словарь американских идиом. — СПб., Изд-во "Лань". . 1997.

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