tear at heartstrings

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tear/tug at your heartstrings

  also tear/tug at the heartstrings
if something or someone tugs at your heartstrings, they make you feel strong love or sympathy It's the story of a lost child - guaranteed to tug at the heartstrings.
See also: heartstring, tear
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Headlining the event are The Lake Poets, aka Martin Longstaff, whose "beautiful and quietly devastating" music, never fails to enduce goosebumps and tug at the heartstrings.
Well done to them, they sure know how to tug at the heartstrings.
We hope this will tug at the heartstrings of all animal lovers who are looking for a new pet and encourage them to come down to the shelter for a visit," said BSPCA spokeswoman Claire Cunningham.
While the gothic auteur's leftfield filmmaking inevitably has a tendency to plunder the macabre for inspiration - his films are invariably awash with emotional depth that tug at the heartstrings while dispensing with the dictates of convention.
The presentation and design will tug at the heartstrings of every senior gamer with a penchant for speed, violence and gaming nostalgia.
GLORIOUS Beauty and the Beast can still tug at the heartstrings
In "The Chronicles of Zee & Zoey," author Deborah Barnes narrates the true story of the powerful and inspirational relationship that is formed between herself and her cats in a tale that is sure to tug at the heartstrings of animal lovers everywhere.
It shares the lush arrangements, bombastic percussion and eclectic instrumentation of his other band, along with silky, frayedat-the-edge vocals perfectly pitched to tug at the heartstrings.
It's not only a bid to tug at the heartstrings of consumers, but also a sign of how important media is to the company's ongoing struggle for market share.
But it will tug at the heartstrings a bit being away from the children.
ROY KEANE is ready to tug at the heartstrings of for me rteam-mate Ryan Giggs with an offer to move to Sunderland next season.
Yet here's Heather convinced she can tug at the heartstrings while nursing a pounds 24.
But mum Rosilda appealed for leniency at last week's disciplinary tribunal and her tug at the heartstrings paid off.
From break dancing in the streets of Cuba to performing in the opera houses of the world, he tells his story simply and honestly, with details that tug at the heartstrings.
READING your graphic report about our troops in Afghanistan last week was enough to tug at the heartstrings of any of us who are patriotic at all, even more so at this time of year.