wear heart on sleeve


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Encyclopedia.

wear one's heart on one's sleeve

 and have one's heart on one's sleeve
Fig. to display one's feelings openly and habitually, rather than keep them private. John always has his heart on his sleeve so that everyone knows how he feels. Because she wears her heart on her sleeve, it's easy to hurt her feelings.
See also: heart, on, sleeve, wear

wear your heart on your sleeve

to show your feelings, esp. your love for someone You always know where John stands because he wears his heart on his sleeve.
Related vocabulary: wear something on your sleeve
See also: heart, on, sleeve, wear

wear your heart on your sleeve

to make your feelings and opinions obvious to other people John's always worn his heart on his sleeve, so there's no doubt who he'll be supporting.
See wear fingers to the bone
See also: heart, on, sleeve, wear

wear (one's) heart on (one's) sleeve

To show one's feelings clearly and openly by one's behavior.
See also: heart, on, sleeve, wear