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heart and soul

1. The most important, basic, or fundamental essence or elements of an issue, problem, or matter at hand. Thank you all for attending this staff meeting. Before we get to the heart and soul of the matter, I'd like to assure each of you that your jobs are secure. Here's the heart and soul of the matter, Bill: we feel you've not been meeting the standards of work that we should be expecting of you in recent weeks.
2. The utmost of one's energy, enthusiasm, and determination. We've put our hearts and souls into developing a truly revolutionary way of staying in touch with loved ones. I'm so sorry that you lost the restaurant, Jim. I know you put your heart and soul into it.
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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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About 70 city officials, Heart and Soul Campaign members, Inco representatives and hospital officials were on hand to witness the historic announcement.
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Hildegard went so far as to say that female flesh, the bodily humanity Christ assumed from Mary, had redeemed the world.(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.
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She was my heart and soul and I lived solely for her."
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Also, when you pray before the Eucharist, allow your desire for the things of God to intensify; allow your heart and soul to expand.
This sizzling collection of poetry and essays embodies the heart and soul of a woman, culture, and generation.
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.
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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.