do one's heart good, to(redirected from to do one's heart good)
do someone's heart good
Fig. to make someone feel good emotionally. It does my heart good to hear you two are back together. When she sent me a get-well card, it really did my heart good.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
do (one's) heart good
To lift one's spirits; make one happy.
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
do one's heart good, to
To cheer or be cheered up, to make someone feel good, to gratify. A cliché since the nineteenth century, it was known in the sixteenth century, and appeared in Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream (1.2): “I will roare that I will doe any man’s heart good to heare me.” See also warm the cockles of one's heart.
See also: heart
The Dictionary of Clichés by Christine Ammer Copyright © 2013 by Christine Ammer