(one's) heart of hearts

(one's) heart of hearts

The deepest, most intimate part of oneself. In my heart of hearts, I knew that I didn't really love Bill—and yet, I married him anyway. A: "I'm so sorry that your daughter's modeling job didn't work out." B: "Oh, that's OK. In her heart of hearts, she knew it was a long shot." I know in my heart of hearts that that I'd regret it if I ever stopped writing. I need that creative outlet in my life, even if it doesn't make me a dime.
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