search (one's) heart

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search (one's) heart

To carefully consider or think about one's own emotions about or motivations for something. We're asking upper management to search their hearts and realize that this decision will negatively impact every employee in the company. I know you're hurt right now, but search your heart—you know that breaking up was the right thing to do.
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search your ˈheart/ˈsoul/ˈconscience

(formal) think carefully about your feelings or your reasons for doing something: If I searched my heart I’d probably find that I don’t always tell the truth. ▶ ˈheart-searching, ˈsoul-searching nouns: His divorce forced him to do a lot of soul-searching.
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Aluko should search his heart and ensure his penitence is real.
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He said: 'I think Michael thinks that Gavin was someone who was misled and someone who needs to search his heart.
`I told him to search his heart and it would show him what was right,' Kent said.
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