put heart into

put (one's) heart (and soul) into (something)

To do something with one's maximum effort and passion. I can't believe I put my heart and soul into this script only to have the studio reject it.
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put one's heart (and soul) into something

Fig. to put all of one's sincere efforts into something. She put her heart and soul into the singing of the national anthem. Come on, choir. You can sing better than that. Put your heart into it!
See also: heart, put
References in classic literature ?
She knew that Madame Ratignolle's opinion in such a matter would be next to valueless, that she herself had not alone decided, but determined; but she sought the words of praise and encouragement that would help her to put heart into her venture.
In the meantime I will go to Ithaca, to put heart into Ulysses' son Telemachus; I will embolden him to call the Achaeans in assembly, and speak out to the suitors of his mother Penelope, who persist in eating up any number of his sheep and oxen; I will also conduct him to Sparta and to Pylos, to see if he can hear anything about the return of his dear father--for this will make people speak well of him."
.' That put heart into me, I can tell you; and the lady told me then not to disturb her son.
There was breakfast at the hotel next morning, a breakfast to put heart into a man.
At the same time they furnished his regained humanity with some decent clothing, and put heart into the new man by the information that the seacoast of the Pacific was only a very few miles away.
Yesterday, she said that MPs can "put heart into" Westminster support or prop up the Tories in office - but at the same time, we are not going to allow any Labour government to continue implementing Tory economic policies.
Let's hear it for a close-knit group that put heart into its work and created an Olympic-sized effort.
When talking about his expectations of this event, Alikbek Jekshenkulov said: "People's assembly will put heart into opposition forces necessary in order to change the situation in the country and to replace the system up to change of the power."
Professional gardener and journalist Joe Swift, who helped judge the awards, said: "These awards give recognition to the way that good housing landscape can grow to become a valuable environmental asset and the winning developments show that well-designed and managed housing landscapes can help to put heart into the communities of tomorrow."