bless (one's) heart

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bless (one's) heart

An expression of one's fondness or appreciation for another person. Look at this picture that my sweet daughter drew me, bless her heart! I know I can always count on you to help me in a crisis, bless your heart.
See also: bless, heart
References in classic literature ?
"Bless my heart!" exclaimed the new arrival, grasping both the other's hands with his own.
'Bless my heart,' cried Nicholas, struggling in the manager's arms,
Bless my heart! What does all that winking and blinking at the Barry gable mean?"
Featherstone's demise-- bless my heart! `property'--accrue--demise!
"And bless my heart," I involuntarily added aloud, "it's to-night!"
"Bless my heart, I have n't thought of that frolic this forty years.
'Bless my heart,' would one turn to his neighbour, saying,
Emirati singer Ahlam tweeted, "Please God grant me happiness and blessings that I do not expect, grant me wishes that I thought were impossible; bless my heart and soul and protect my family and loved ones." Ahlam's post on Twitter Also, star Mayssa Maghrebi tweeted "Thanks to all those who loved me and stood beside me in hardships, and thank you to all those who hurt us and made us strongerthrough putting us in hardships." Mayssa Maghrebi's Tweet
For a shortcut route to a moment of self-compassion, I like to say to myself, "Bless my heart," and then follow that with a statement about the truth of my experience:
* Bless my heart, I am out of my element and I don't feel like I fit in right now.