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have a heart

To be kind and compassionate. Your sister has a migraine, so have a heart and turn down the TV. Mr. Wilson is reserved, but he does have a heart under that stern exterior.
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have a heart

Fig. to be compassionate; to be generous and forgiving; to have an especially compassionate heart. Oh, have a heart! Give me some help! If Anne had a heart, she'd volunteer to help us on the charity drive.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

have a heart

Be merciful, show pity; also, be reasonable. For example, Have a heart-I can't pay you back until next month, or Have a heart and stop your arguing now. This expression is often put as an imperative, as in the examples. [c. 1900] Also see harden one's heart.
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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.

have a heart

be merciful, show pity (usually imperative).
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have a ˈheart

(spoken) used for asking somebody to be sympathetic or kind: ‘We’ll work until midnight.’ ‘Have a heart, Joe. Can’t we stop earlier than that?’
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