win heart

win (one's) heart

To gain the love, affection, or admiration of someone. Can also be structured as "win the heart of (someone)." She wasn't too impressed with me when I first met her, but I managed to win her heart by opening up to her about my aspirations as an artist. The rising star has already won the hearts of fans across the country, as her career continues its meteoric rise.
See also: heart, win

win someone's heart

 and win the heart of someone
Fig. to gain the affection of someone; to win the love of someone exclusively. I hope to win her heart and make her my bride.
See also: heart, win
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The singer, who is about to release his debut single No U Hang Up, will play a special intimate gig for workers who win Heart FM's Live Lunch competition, on September 28.
Mom exemplifies that strong performances and superior storytelling can win hearts and transcend boundaries," Boney said in a statement.
The PPP chief said someone should explain to Donald Trump the difference between coalition support fund reimbursement for work done and US aid ostensibly given for humanitarian reasons, to win hearts and minds.
LAHORE -- Inspector General of Police Punjab Capt A(r) Arif Nawaz Khan has said that traffic police wardens should bring positive change in their behaviour to win hearts of the public by playing the role of frontline soldiers with their professional skills.
The movie's production company Drishyam Films also took to its Twitter handle and wrote, "#Newton continues to win hearts.
He said political opponents are afraid of development projects launched by the Pakistan Muslim League-N (PML-N), because such projects win hearts of the people.
Strikes and demonstrations draw attention to a grievance but the way to be successful is to go out and win hearts and minds.
And now the race is on to win hearts and minds as the North East Combined Authority works out its strategy for the future.
I had to go into a crowded Transport House and had to win hearts and minds.
We came today to Vienna to win hearts," he told a crowd of 13,000 Turkish supporters who watched him speak, either as spectators within an ice hockey stadium or watching outside on a video screen, according to figures provided by police.
I believe this column in the GDN is open to everybody and is not meant to win hearts and minds of people.
Published -- Friday 11 October 2013In his article "Use media to win hearts and minds" (Oct.
Summary: Washington: Can Al Jazeera win hearts and minds in America?
Essentially an extended episode of "24" augmented by actual news video and photos, this slapdash effort about the operation to get the terrorist mastermind seems unlikely to win hearts and minds, and despite decent moments as it vamps,, killing time, barely manages to keep eyes open.
It is impossible to win hearts and minds of long established dogmas.