take to heart


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take something to heart

Fig. to consider that some comment is significant to oneself. Mary listened to Bob's advice and took it all to heart. All Sue's advice was taken to heart by the show committee.
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take something to heart

to consider something very seriously Everything he said is true, and I hope people will take it to heart.
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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.
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take to heart

Be deeply moved or affected or upset by, as in I know you'll take these comments about your story to heart, or She really took that college rejection to heart. [c. 1300]
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take to heart

To take seriously and be affected or troubled by: Don't take my criticism to heart.
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