break your heart

break (one's) heart

To cause one to feel great sadness. This phrase is often said about the end of a romantic relationship. I know Adam broke your heart, but there are lots of guys out there who would treat you well. That poor, skittish cat just breaks my heart—I can't believe someone abandoned her!
See also: break, heart

break your heart

COMMON
1. If you break someone's heart, you make them very unhappy by ending a relationship with them or making it clear that you do not love them. Note: The heart is traditionally regarded as the centre of the emotions. She left him later that year and broke his heart. Note: You can also say that someone has a broken heart when they feel very sad because a relationship has ended. If you're a poet, you get some good poetry out of a broken heart. Note: You can also say that someone is heartbroken or is broken-hearted. Mary was broken-hearted when he left her.
2. If a fact or a situation breaks your heart, it makes you very sad. Note: The heart is traditionally regarded as the centre of the emotions. It broke my heart to see this woman suffer the way she did. Note: You can also say that someone is heartbroken or is broken-hearted if they are very upset about something. He looked heartbroken that Momma hadn't gotten more excited over his announcement. Little Craig Malcolmson is broken-hearted by the theft of his treasured toy.
See also: break, heart
References in classic literature ?
Why, I should marry you, or you break your heart at my treachery."
"It does not seem to break your heart at any rate," Miss Crawley remarked.
wouldn't it break your heart too if i told you that i did find plastic in el nido?
Showcasing author Ed Tarkington's genuine flair for creating memorable characters and deftly crafted plot twists and turns, "Only Love Can Break Your Heart" is a consistently engaging and unfailingly entertaining read from cover to cover.
After a 5-year hiatus, the band first broke their silence in late December with "Christmas Will Break Your Heart."
Rhonda Helms; BREAK YOUR HEART; Kensington (Fiction: Romance) 9.95 ISBN: 9781617731228
Their hit numbers include 'I want it that way', 'Everybody', 'As long as you love me', 'I'll never break your heart' and 'Shape of my heart'.
Grande was talking about her new song "Break Your Heart Right Back" from her upcoming album "My Everything," which is inspired from this incident.
By the way, didn't I break your heart? Please excuse me, I never meant to break your heart.
Never swerving away from the darker side of the human condition, it is an album that'll break your heart, then lovingly kiss it better, piece by piece.
But going on what we know, if you back him, be prepared to get out in running, because more often than not, he'll break your heart.
They still wear pinstripes, they still break your heart every year ...
Her amazing ability to shape space through sound was unforgettable in Forty Part Motet: A Reworking of Spem in Alium by Thomas Tallis, 2001, a forty-track recording of a sixteenth-century chorale presented on forty separate audio speakers, which could break your heart. And so there's no reason not to expect amazing art from the Cardiff-Bures Miller team, if they move beyond their recurrent fascination with stale cinematic quotes.
Who makes for a better song--girls who break your heart or girls you love?
With her powerful alto, Buirgy can either rock your world or break your heart. Clever wordplay distinguishes her love songs, with fellow wordsmith Janis Ian adding a duet voice to one particularly tender Buirgy ballad.