pierce (one's) heart

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pierce (one's) heart

To impact one on a deep, emotionally meaningful level; to stir a strong emotion in one, especially sadness, pity, etc. When the lights came on, the room was silent, and you could tell the documentary had pierced everyone's heart. It pierced my heart seeing my father's new one-bedroom apartment, with its bare walls and random assortment of appliances and utensils.
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pierce someone's heart

affect someone keenly or deeply.
See also: heart, pierce
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What he said pierced my heart," said Maria Alda Panahustad.
I was told that my ribs would have pierced my heart without them.
His mum Angie, 46, above, said: "The needle in that picture killed my son and pierced my heart at the same time.