eat\ one's\ heart\ out

v. phr.
To grieve long and hopelessly; to become thin and weak from sorrow.

For months after her husband's death, Joanne simply ate her heart out.

We sometimes hear of a dog eating its heart out for a dead owner.


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

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  • eat one's heart out — {v. phr.} To grieve long and hopelessly; to become thin and weak from sorrow. * /For months after her husband s death, Joanne simply ate her heart out./ * /We sometimes hear of a dog eating its heart out for a dead owner./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

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