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heart and soul

Fig. the central core [of someone or something]. Now we are getting to the heart and soul of the matter. This feature is the heart and soul of my invention.
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heart and soul

The entirety of one's energies or affections. For example, He put heart and soul into his music. [Late 1700s]
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heart and soul

great energy and enthusiasm.
1977 Michael Frayn Alphabetical Order She hasn't been here long, I know. But she's put her whole heart and soul into this place.
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(your) heart and ˈsoul

with a lot of energy and enthusiasm: She puts her heart and soul into the job.A dancer must throw herself heart and soul into every performance.
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heart and soul

Completely; entirely.
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49) Saint Catherine said of Mary's experience at Calvary, "Oh sweetest love, which was the sword that pierced the heart and soul of the mother: The Son was broken in body, and the mother similarly, for his flesh was from her.
The Heart and Soul Award is presented to women who have been successful in business and in life.
Heart And Soul is fast making a name for itself with its cutting-edge designers who provide top-of-therange fashion at affordable prices.
And following the success of Steve's No 1 debut single, Against All Odds, he releases his much anticipated debut album, Heart And Soul.
Also, when you pray before the Eucharist, allow your desire for the things of God to intensify; allow your heart and soul to expand.
His latest book, Heart and soul for Europe--an essay on spiritual renewal(*), written and published in English, with a foreword by the Archbishop of Canterbury, will come out in Dutch this summer.
It was she and co-author Marci Shimoff (co-founders of the Esteem Group, a motivational company in Fairfield, Iowa, specializing in programs for women) who proposed to Canfield and Hansen a book that carried the specific imprint of the female heart and soul.
I put my heart and soul into making `Smoke Rings,' so it is awesome to know that so many people put down their hard-earned dollars to share in my music.
RE: HEART and Soul restaurant review (Daily Post, March 11 Though you kindly gave me the right to reply, there are some things I would like to say to my lovely customers, which could not be expressed in that reply.