to (one's) heart's content

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to (one's) heart's content

As much as or to the point that one desires; to the point of contentment, satiety, or surfeit. I've made plenty of food for everyone, so please eat to your heart's content. The monthly pass allows customers to see movies in the theater to their hearts' content.
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to one's heart's content

Fig. as much as one wants. John wanted a week's vacation so he could go to the lake and fish to his heart's content. I just sat there, eating chocolate to my heart's content.
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to one's heart's content

To one's complete satisfaction, without limitation, as in I've been eating strawberries to my heart's content, or The youngsters played in the sand to their hearts' content. Shakespeare used this expression in a number of his plays. [Late 1500s]
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to your heart's content

COMMON If you can do something to your heart's content, you can do it as much as you want. Note: The heart is traditionally regarded as the centre of the emotions. They could ride round to their heart's content. You can eat to your heart's content, knowing that you won't gain weight.
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to your heart's content

to the full extent of your desires.
Heart's content was used by Shakespeare in Henry VI, Part 2 ( 1593 ) and in The Merchant of Venice ( 1596 ) in the sense of ‘complete inward satisfaction’.
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to your heart’s conˈtent

as much or as long as you want: This weekend I’ll be able to read to my heart’s content.
Content in this idiom means contentment (= a feeling of happiness or satisfaction).
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to (one's) heart's content

To one's entire satisfaction, without limitation.
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References in classic literature ?
After dinner the squire and the doctor sat by the captain's side awhile in consultation; and when they had talked to their hearts' content, it being then a little past noon, the doctor took up his hat and pistols, girt on a cutlass, put the chart in his pocket, and with a musket over his shoulder crossed the palisade on the north side and set off briskly through the trees.
They fell to work and belabored each other with might and main; kicks and cuffs and dry blows were as well bestowed as they were well merited, until, having fought to their hearts' content, and been drubbed into a familiar acquaintance with each other's prowess and good qualities, they ended the fight by becoming firmer friends than they could have been rendered by a year's peaceable companionship.
They lost no time in picking the biggest strawberries and ripest oranges and soon had feasted to their hearts' content.
Let them cut the crops and burn wood to their hearts' content.
Lynde to talk over the news to their hearts' content.
My suggestion would be to combine the two and simply send both candidates into orbit, where they can happily play among the stars and abuse each other to their hearts' content.
This article is irresponsible and gives teenagers an excuse to play video games to their hearts' content.
Perhaps designated arSeas could be set aside for these would-be Bradley Wiggins to ride their bikes to their hearts' content under the watchful eye of a warden.
If there are people who feel as anti-British as the report is suggesting, then perhaps they will do what their parents and grandparents did and emigrate (to a Muslim country) where they can practice their customs and ways, and apparent hatred of all things British to their hearts' content, and demonstrate and fight against the UK from outside and not inside.
That way, all those who want to use their phones in the air can be gathered together in the same plane where they can yap away to their hearts' content
Visitors pick to their hearts' content, then prepare their own meals with the bounty.
Babor invites women to smile to their hearts' content with Mimical Control, said to be an athome Botox alternative.
Men can settle back in sofas and watch a selection of films and TV programmes or play to their hearts' content with
com) digital media system that's capable of storing 10,000 songs (MP3, WMA or WAV formats) and 40 movies (MPEG), which means that the kids will be able to listen to Raffi and watch Dora the Explorer to their hearts' content.