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 ?
Captain Jim thought women were delightful creatures, who ought to have the vote, and everything else they wanted, bless their hearts; but he did not believe they could write.
Men, bless their hearts, have held the reins of power for long enough.
Margaret Jones:"The best in the world, our girls and boys, bless their hearts."
Los Angeles has also offered itself as a location, and Sacramento citizens (bless their hearts) are circulating an online petition to build support for their city.
MSHA (bless their hearts) has provided us with a wonderful example of one set of unexpected consequences that may serve as learning tool for the rest of us.
"Bless their hearts. What a job that they have, because they really don't know what to do."
understand, who see gold in everything, bless their hearts. Their
Obviously, we'd been up to something, but Clete's parents, bless their hearts, never said a word, assuming we'd been punished enough.
Then, bless their hearts, they discovered that second hang up--they live in Idaho ...
Brown and Darling, bless their hearts, have pledged to save your bacon, But when it comes to the stick and lift, the cash has all been taken.
"Bless their hearts they have not been given the respect of getting the right information about our community."
Bless their hearts but I don't necessarily want to go on doing the same old thing for the next 10, 20 years.
Of course, she'd also add in a whisper, "Bless their hearts."
It is a team made up of boys who want to play ball - bless their hearts - no matter what their team assignment.
"Almost everybody showed up, bless their hearts!" beamed Festival founder Toni Trent Parker.