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open one's heart to someone or something

1. Fig. to tell all of one's private thoughts to someone. I didn't mean to open my heart to you. She opened her heart to the wrong magazine, and it published a scandalous story.
2. Fig. to become loving and solicitous toward someone; to donate money generously to someone or some cause. We opened our hearts to Fred, who was soliciting for a good cause. We hope you will all open your hearts to our plea.
See also: heart, open
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You must except, nevertheless, Marcus Antonius, the half partner of the empire of Rome, and Appius Claudius, the decemvir and lawgiver; whereof the former was indeed a voluptuous man, and inordinate; but the latter was an austere and wise man: and therefore it seems (though rarely) that love can find entrance, not only into an open heart, but also into a heart well fortified, if watch be not well kept.
She caught the unfinished word in its flight and took it straight into her open heart, divining the secret meaning of all Pierre's mental travail.
He had come with a boy's glad and open heart to offer his friendship to these people who were human beings like himself.
With the utmost speed he could exert, he settled his affairs; converted into money all the goods he had; and, with honourable wealth enough for both, with open heart and hand, with limbs that trembled as they bore him on, with emotion such as men can hardly bear and live, arrived one evening at his brother's door
I stand here with an open heart, willing and anxious to receive yourself and Clifford into it.
Health care facilities that perform open heart surgeries on bypass should follow updated guidance after second hospital identifies cluster of rare NTM infections
McClenton, The Open Heart Close Case Campaign Chairman, says, "During the Urban Homicide Crises, our culture of fear and death has shown a bright spotlight on the ineffectual response of our most revered institutions: Individuals and Families, Economists, Educators, Political Servants and Faith Leaders.
This approval underscores the valve's importance in treating this small patient population, who over their lifetime will face several open heart surgeries.
He added that the Emirati-Egyptian-French team will conduct more open heart surgeries, stressing that the programme will continue for a whole year in the UAE, Egypt, Sudan, Bosnia and Mauritania.
Aged just 15 months, he underwent six-hour open heart surgery at the Freeman Hospital.
At just nine days old, she underwent her first surgery at Bristol's Children's Hospital and has returned four times for further treatment, with her last open heart operation taking place in April.
I believe the transcatheter heart valve will revolutionize heart valve surgery by giving patients who are at high risk for open heart surgery a much less complicated way to replace their diseased and poorly functioning aortic valve," said Scripps interventional cardiologist Paul Teirstein, MD .
The Sapien valve is an example of an innovative new device that will provide some people with this condition who can't undergo open heart surgery with the option of valve replacement," said Jeffrey Shuren, M.
THERE is now an alternative to open heart surgery available for patients who are considered to be a high risk for surgery.
FAISALABAD, November 03, 2009 (Balochistan Times): Faisalabad Institute of Cardiology (FIC) successfully conducted 7 Open Heart Operations during the first two days after its inauguration by Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif on Sunday.