take something to heart

take something to heart
to think about something seriously, often so that you become upset by it

You can't take everything people say to heart.


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  • take something to heart — phrase to think about something seriously, often so that you become upset by it You can’t take everything people say to heart. Thesaurus: to think carefully or a lot about thingssynonym Main entry: heart * * * take criticism seriously and be… …   Useful english dictionary

  • take something to heart — take (something) to heart if you take criticism or advice to heart, you think about it seriously, often because it upsets you. Don t take it to heart he was only joking about your hair …   New idioms dictionary

  • take something to heart — take criticism seriously and be affected by it. → heart …   English new terms dictionary

  • take something personally — take something to heart, take something as a personal insult …   English contemporary dictionary

  • take it to heart — take something seriously, consider carefully; be affected emotionally, be deeply moved …   English contemporary dictionary

  • heart — W1S1 [ha:t US ha:rt] n ↑artery, ↑brain, ↑fatty, ↑tissue, ↑heart, ↑kidney, ↑intestine, ↑intestine2, ↑small, ↑large, ↑liver, ↑lung, ↑muscles, ↑stoma …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • heart — [ hart ] noun *** ▸ 1 organ that pumps blood ▸ 2 area of chest with heart ▸ 3 your feelings ▸ 4 inner central part ▸ 5 shape representing love ▸ 6 suit of playing cards ▸ 7 most important part ▸ + PHRASES 1. ) count the organ in your chest that… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • take to heart — take (something) to heart if you take criticism or advice to heart, you think about it seriously, often because it upsets you. Don t take it to heart he was only joking about your hair …   New idioms dictionary

  • heart — [[t]hɑ͟ː(r)t[/t]] ♦♦ hearts 1) N COUNT Your heart is the organ in your chest that pumps the blood around your body. People also use heart to refer to the area of their chest that is closest to their heart. The bullet had passed less than an inch… …   English dictionary

  • heart — I UK [hɑː(r)t] / US [hɑrt] noun Word forms heart : singular heart plural hearts *** 1) [countable] the organ in your chest that makes blood flow around your body I could hear his heart beating. have a weak/bad heart: Did you know he had a weak… …   English dictionary

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