cockles of (one's) heart

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cockles of (one's) heart

The deepest part of oneself. Often used in the phrase "warmed the cockles of (one's) heart." Thank you so much—your kind words really warmed the cockles of my heart.
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cockles of (one's) heart

One's innermost feelings: The valentine warmed the cockles of my heart.
See also: cockle, heart, of
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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Gyllenhaal further warms the cockles of our heart by telling Canada's Calgary Sun it would be no big deal to kiss a guy in a movie and that "every man goes through a period of thinking they're attracted to another guy." Then he spoils it later by saying to another paper that the gay love scenes might be toned down and that Lee had made the claim that two men herding sheep was far more sexual than two men having sex on-screen.
WITH all the misery on our screens last night, we needed something to warm the cockles of our heart, and good old Corrie did it once again.
RALPH Breaks The Internet is an imaginative and deeply satisfying sequel to the 2013 feel-good computer animation Wreck-It Ralph, which warms the cockles of our hearts then breaks them in tiny pieces with a sob-inducing finale.
Front Row: Louisa Lytton and Tina Hobley MIGHT AS WELL JUMP Our heads-up on the must-see shows It's back to the snow as celebs learn to do all sorts of exciting wintery sports, says Claire Murphy Hoping to warm the cockles of our hearts on long winter nights, a new batch of sports people, soap actors and reality stars are in training for a new series of The Jump (Sunday, C4, 7.30pm).
AT last a winter's tale to warm the cockles of our hearts.
Naturally, Christmas is synonymous with light, and there is nothing guaranteed to warm the cockles of our hearts more than the sight of twinkling bulbs adorning our homes.
And as the menswear show in Milan rounds up, the sight of some covetous manbags on the catwalks is already warming the very cockles of our hearts.
Midsomer Murders: As the cold nights draw in, thereOs nothing quite like mass murder in Middle England to warm the cockles of our hearts. When a retired music teacher is battered to death, an unpublished musical score by the late Joan Alder, famous composer of Midsomer Rhapsody, is unearthed.
Rather than warm the cockles of our hearts, Ballet Theatre Pennsylvania tried to awe us with the Broadway style of its extravaganza, Dracula.
Unexpected situations and good old pure luck can cause major upsets, and a triumph for an underdog warms the cockles of our hearts.
Moore and Johnston's film warms the cockles of our hearts then breaks them into tiny pieces with a sob-inducing finale that cleverly nods to the 1980s CREED II (12A) HHH HH DEEP-ROOTED nostalgia for Rocky fails to deliver a knockout blow in the eighth instalment of the long-running series.
Shank by Ralph Breaks The Internet warms the cockles of our hearts then breaks them in tiny pieces with a sob-inducing finale that nods to the 1980s arcade classic Donkey Kong.
Shank by Ralph Breaks The Internet warms the cockles of our hearts, then breaks them in tiny pieces with a sob-inducing finale that nods to the 1980s arcade classic, Donkey Kong.
When we say something warms the cockles of our hearts, where does the saying come from?
The truth is we can cook really well if we try and there is nothing like great British food to warm the cockles of our hearts.