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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And when your favourite people are seen on screen doing things that would warm the cockles of your heart, there's no stopping the movie.
WARMING THE COCKLES OF YOUR HEART We're dining like kings, apparently, if their majesties all liked fish and chips back in the day.
Whatever your Chinese zodiac sign, Kew's 23rd annual Orchids Festival will warm the cockles of your heart in the tropical paradise of the Princess of Wales Conservatory.
if you're not a professional miserablist and fancy a movie to warm the cockles of your heart, see it.
If you are not fed up with the snow, frost and ice outdoors, why not let three whales warm the cockles of your heart indoors?
Whatever it is about pantomimes and Christmas shows that warms the cockles of your heart, be sure to support theatres large and small this season.
We've always got Glen Daly's Celtic Song to warm the cockles of your heart.
"I am president of Ponies Association (UK) this year and it warms the cockles of your heart to see these kids.
With gorgeous pictures for a Teesside nursery featuring the adorable Miles Dale and festive little babies in santa hats, look no further to warmthe cockles of your heart on this frosty Teesside morning.
And as the cockle-shell is frequently heart-shaped some linguists have put forward the theory that this is why we talk about 'warming the cockles of your heart'.
Still, if you believe in destiny and sobbed happily through Sleepless in Seattle, this will warm the cockles of your heart.
The weather may have been cool - but the fashions which are HOT this summer are just the ones to warm the seaside cockles of your heart.
To warm the cockles of your heart, a small bowl of creamy sweet corn chicken soup materialises in front of us.
IT'S a story to warm the cockles of your heart and also shows the immense power of social media.
So to warm the cockles of your heart in the latest in our series of 'photolaughs'we bring you these wacky images from the archive collection of North East photographer Dennis Hutchinson.