set heart against

set (one's) heart against (something)

To be or become resolutely determined not to do, experience, or acquire something. When I was a teenager, I set my heart against ever ending up in a soulless career like the one my father had. No, they've set their hearts against coming with us.
See also: heart, set
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set one's heart against something

Fig. to turn against something; to become totally against something. Jane set her heart against going to Australia. I set my heart against her departure.
See also: heart, set
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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