your heart sinks

heart sinks

(One) feels disappointed or disheartened. My heart sank when I saw that the meal I'd spent all day preparing had burned in the oven.
See also: heart, sink

your heart ˈsinks

used to say that you suddenly feel sad or depressed about something: My heart sank when I realized I would have to walk home in the rain. OPPOSITE: your heart leaps
See also: heart, sink
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Your heart sinks when they are bought in for treatment.
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