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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.
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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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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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lose heart

become discouraged.
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lose ˈheart

become discouraged: The revolutionaries lost heart after their leader was killed.
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You might have given Dumbarton a squeak of a chance with their top scorer Stephen Dobbie in the line-up, but since he departed his team-mates seem to have lost heart and their form has suffered accordingly.
If the troops lost heart, then the war--however noble and well-conceived--might be lost as well.
We lost heart when we sensed the match was escaping our grasp," said Berbizier.
And as Phillips pulled on a Southampton shirt for the first time in a dozen years, he revealed he lost heart at the Stadium of Light as the club plummeted towards the Football League.
He added: "I lost heart, got depressed and stopped fighting.
With Bradford having lost their last three matches in which they have also failed to score, Mills said: "I don't think there's one game where I haven't been struggling with one thing or another, but I haven't lost heart.