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open (one's) heart (to someone)
To share one's deepest or most intimate emotions, thoughts, or secrets. Samantha finally opened her heart to me last night about how grief-stricken she's been since her father passed away. My father was a cold man, and he never opened his heart to anyone.
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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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
open one's heart to
Confide in, reveal one's thoughts and feelings to, as in Last night Meg opened her heart to her sister concerning her marriage. This expression uses heart in the sense of "the seat of thought and emotion," a usage dating from the 9th century.
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.
open your heartor
pour your heart out
COMMON If you open your heart or pour your heart out, you tell someone your most private thoughts, feelings or problems. Note: The heart is traditionally regarded as the centre of the emotions. It was Lady Holland, his favourite correspondent, to whom he opened his heart. Heather met an old school friend and poured her heart out about her unhappy marriage.
Collins COBUILD Idioms Dictionary, 3rd ed. © HarperCollins Publishers 2012
open your ˈheart (to somebody)tell somebody about your feelings, problems or worries: She longed to be able to open her heart to someone who would understand.
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