warm the cockles of (one's) heart

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warm the cockles of (one's) heart

To cause one to feel happy. The "cockles of one's heart" are the deepest part of oneself. Thank you so much—your kind words really warmed the cockles of my heart.
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warm the cockles of someone's heart

Fig. to make someone feel warm and happy. It warms the cockles of my heart to hear you say that. Hearing that old song again warmed the cockles of her heart.
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warm the cockles of one's heart

Gratify one, make one feel good, as in It warms the cockles of my heart to see them getting along so well. This expression uses a corruption of the Latin name for the heart's ventricles, cochleae cordis. [Second half of 1600s]
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warm the cockles of your heart

BRITISH, OLD-FASHIONED
If something warms the cockles of your heart, it makes you feel happy and contented. With its positive message and charming characters, this is a film to warm the cockles of your heart. In the dull grey setting, the sunny yellow colour of the house warmed the cockles of my heart. Note: Cockles are a type of shellfish. They are associated with the heart because they have a similar shape. The zoological name for cockles is `Cardium', which comes from the Greek word for `heart'.
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warm the cockles of someone's heart

give someone a comforting feeling of pleasure or contentment.
This phrase perhaps arose as a result of the resemblance in shape between a heart and a cockleshell.
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warm the ˈcockles (of somebody’s ˈheart)

(British English) make somebody feel happy or sympathetic: Ah! It warms the cockles of my heart to see the children so happy.
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So now, more than ever, we need TV that can lift our spirits and warm the cockles of our hearts.
MOST of us have endured Arctic conditions this Guineas week, but Ed Walker can warm the cockles of our hearts at HQ.
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AT last a winter's tale to warm the cockles of our hearts.
Naturally, Christmas is synonymous with light, and there is nothing guaranteed to warm the cockles of our hearts more than the sight of twinkling bulbs adorning our homes.
Midsomer Murders: As the cold nights draw in, thereOs nothing quite like mass murder in Middle England to warm the cockles of our hearts.
Last year we had the Blue Planet to warm the cockles of our hearts and minds, so this new 10-parter, presented by the ever-dependable David Attenborough, will have to be absolutely incredible to beat its predecessor in my humble opinion.
Rather than warm the cockles of our hearts, Ballet Theatre Pennsylvania tried to awe us with the Broadway style of its extravaganza, Dracula.