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.
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sick at heart

very sad, unhappy, or upset She was sick at heart, knowing that he was putting himself in great danger.
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sick at heart

  (literary)
very sad The thought of her home so far away made her sick at heart.
See be fed up to the back teeth
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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