play (one's) heart out(redirected from played her heart out)
play (one's) heart out
To exhibit maximum effort and enthusiasm while playing something, such as a sport, game, or instrument. Even though I played my heart out and scored two goals, we still lost the playoff game. You can tell the trumpet player is really feeling it—he's playing his heart out up there.
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