(one's) heart is set against (something)

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(one's) heart is set against (something)

One is vehemently opposed to something or some action. After he moved to France, his heart was set against ever returning to London. I'm sorry, my heart is set against that color for the living room. I'm not getting in your bucket of bolts anymore. If your heart is set against getting a new car this year, you should really invest in a bus pass!
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one's heart is (dead) set against something

Fig. one is totally against something. Jane's heart is set against going to that restaurant ever again.
See also: heart, set
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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