take to heart


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take (something) to heart

To treat something as significant or important and be moved, affected, influenced, or upset by it at a personal level. Don't take his comments to heart—he's that hard on everyone in the office. If you actually take her advice to heart, I think you'll find it deeply comforting.
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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 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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