to (one's) heart's content

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to (one's) heart's content

As much as or to the point that one desires; to the point of contentment, satiety, or surfeit. I've made plenty of food for everyone, so please eat to your heart's content. The monthly pass allows customers to see movies in the theater to their hearts' content.
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to one's heart's content

Fig. as much as one wants. John wanted a week's vacation so he could go to the lake and fish to his heart's content. I just sat there, eating chocolate to my heart's content.
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to one's heart's content

To one's complete satisfaction, without limitation, as in I've been eating strawberries to my heart's content, or The youngsters played in the sand to their hearts' content. Shakespeare used this expression in a number of his plays. [Late 1500s]
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to your heart's content

COMMON If you can do something to your heart's content, you can do it as much as you want. Note: The heart is traditionally regarded as the centre of the emotions. They could ride round to their heart's content. You can eat to your heart's content, knowing that you won't gain weight.
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to your heart's content

to the full extent of your desires.
Heart's content was used by Shakespeare in Henry VI, Part 2 ( 1593 ) and in The Merchant of Venice ( 1596 ) in the sense of ‘complete inward satisfaction’.
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to your heart’s conˈtent

as much or as long as you want: This weekend I’ll be able to read to my heart’s content.
Content in this idiom means contentment (= a feeling of happiness or satisfaction).
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to (one's) heart's content

To one's entire satisfaction, without limitation.
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References in classic literature ?
He took them with him to the Land of Toys and let them enjoy themselves to their heart's content.
Yoga fans now have a class to belt out a Gloria Gaynor impression while downward dogging to their heart's content.
From Los Ranchitos near the island's capital of San Domingo to the stunning Los Haitises national park in the North, anyone who selects a Dominican Republic holiday will be able to relax and explore this beautiful Caribbean island to their heart's content.
KleenSlate is a fun, kid-friendly paddle that has a double-sided erase board allowing youngsters to doodle to their heart's content.
Nature provides a safe and non-judgemental environment for expression; for example, if a child reaches sensory overload, they are able to release pent-up frustration by twisting themselves on a swing and then spinning and spinning to their heart's content, whereas spinning in the classroom may be considered an unacceptable behaviour.
Brides to be can surf to their heart's content at the North East Wedding Fair which brings together some of the region's best wedding products and service providers under one virtual roof.
Alex Forrest, they can stomp on me to their heart's content," Close joked.
Science fiction claims no authority, and as such allows and invites its readers to speculate to their heart's content.
Commuters, shoppers and everyone else who drives into the city and contributes to its economy are clearly an inconvenient nuisance, and it would be far better if the streets were just left deserted so planners can dig up the streets to their heart's content.
CHILDREN can read to their heart's content with new story time sessions being offered at a library near Coventry.
People who like a cigarette with their drink can become members and smoke to their heart's content.
Animals whose food intake is restricted to about two-thirds of what they would otherwise consume develop diabetes and heart disease later in life than do animals that eat to their heart's content, says Barbara C.
It's nice to get an honest opinion - all too many journalists come in, eat to their heart's content, tell you how much they loved the food and the place then, low and behold, you receive a write up which begs to differ.
Each kit includes intimate details of the man so women can boast to their heart's content.