break\ one's\ heart

v. phr.
To discourage greatly; make very sad or hopeless.

His son's disgrace broke his heart.

When Mr. White lost everything he had worked so hard for, it broke his heart.


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

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  • break one's heart — {v. phr.} To discourage greatly; make very sad or hopeless. * /His son s disgrace broke his heart./ * /When Mr. White lost everything he had worked so hard for, it broke his heart./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • break one's heart — {v. phr.} To discourage greatly; make very sad or hopeless. * /His son s disgrace broke his heart./ * /When Mr. White lost everything he had worked so hard for, it broke his heart./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • break one's heart — phrasal to crush emotionally with sorrow …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • break one's heart — disappoint someone very much, cause someone grief …   English contemporary dictionary

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  • To wear one's heart upon one's sleeve — 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

  • With all one's 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

  • break — breakable, adj. breakableness, n. breakably, adv. breakless, adj. /brayk/, v., broke or (Archaic) brake; broken or (Archaic) broke; breaking; n. v.t …   Universalium

  • heart — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. center, substance; kernel, pith, gist, core; breast; spirit, courage; sympathy, affection, understanding; nature, soul. See importance, middle, feeling, interior. II (Roget s IV) n. 1. [The pump in… …   English dictionary for students

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