sick at heart

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*sick at heart

Fig. distressed and depressed. (*Typically: be ~; become ~; make someone ~.) I became sick at heart just looking at all the homeless children.
See also: heart, sick

sick at heart

Grieving, very disappointed, dejected, as in We were sick at heart when we learned of her predicament. This idiom, which transfers heart disease to unhappiness, was first recorded in 1581.
See also: heart, sick
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