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lose heart

To feel demoralized or pessimistic about something; to lose hope. Don't lose heart—this is just a minor setback.
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lose heart

Fig. to lose one's courage or confidence. Now, don't lose heart. Keep trying. What a disappointment! It's enough to make one lose heart.
See also: heart, lose
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

lose heart

Become discouraged, as in The rescuers worked hard for the first few hours, but then they lost heart. This term uses heart in the sense of "courage" or "spirit." [Mid-1800s] Also see lose one's heart to.
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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.

lose heart

COMMON If you lose heart, you start to feel that you will not be able to succeed with something. Note: The heart is traditionally regarded as the centre of the emotions. It's all too easy to lose heart when you've had a couple of failures. He appealed to his countrymen not to lose heart.
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Collins COBUILD Idioms Dictionary, 3rd ed. © HarperCollins Publishers 2012

lose heart

become discouraged.
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lose ˈheart

become discouraged: The revolutionaries lost heart after their leader was killed.
See also: heart, lose
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