take (something) to heart

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take (something) to heart

To treat something as significant or important and be moved, affected, influenced, or upset by it at a personal level. Don't take his comments to heart—he's that hard on everyone in the office. If you actually take her advice to heart, I think you'll find it deeply comforting.
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take something to heart

Fig. to consider that some comment is significant to oneself. Mary listened to Bob's advice and took it all to heart. All Sue's advice was taken to heart by the show committee.
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take to heart

Be deeply moved or affected or upset by, as in I know you'll take these comments about your story to heart, or She really took that college rejection to heart. [c. 1300]
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take something to heart

COMMON If you take someone's advice or criticism to heart, you pay a lot of attention to it, and are greatly influenced or upset by it. Note: The heart is traditionally regarded as the centre of the emotions. He had taken his doctor's advice to heart and lost the recommended amount of weight. You know he says nasty things when he's angry. Don't take it to heart, Polly.
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take something to heart

take something seriously; be much affected or upset by something.
1992 Ian Rankin A Good Hanging Suicidal, just as actors can be. He took criticism to heart. He was a perfectionist.
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take something to ˈheart


1 be very upset or offended by somebody’s criticism: Her review of your book is stupid. Don’t take it so much to heart.
2 pay great attention (to somebody’s suggestions, etc.): I’m pleased to see that they have taken my suggestions to heart and followed my advice.
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take to heart

To take seriously and be affected or troubled by: Don't take my criticism to heart.
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