from the bottom of one's heart


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from the bottom of (one's) heart

Truly; sincerely. From the bottom of our hearts, thank you to everyone who has supported our project. I love him from the bottom of my heart, but that doesn't mean I'm blind to his faults.
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from the bottom of one's heart

Most sincerely, unreservedly. For example, I want to thank all of my supporters from the bottom of my heart, or She wished, from the bottom of her heart, that her daughter would get well. In English this term appeared in the Anglican Book of Common Prayer's Communion service (1545): "If one ... be content to forgive from the bottom of his heart"; in Latin it dates back to Virgil.
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The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

from the bottom of one's heart

Fervently, sincerely, without reservation. This expression has been traced to Virgil’s Aeneid and resurfaces in the Book of Common Prayer (1545): “Be content to forgive from the bottom of the heart all that the other hath trespassed against him.” It has been a cliché since the mid-nineteenth century.
See also: bottom, heart, of
The Dictionary of Clichés by Christine Ammer Copyright © 2013 by Christine Ammer
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