with a heavy/sinking heart

with a heavy heart

With much sadness; in a state of grief. It is with a heavy heart that we announce the passing of our beloved father. After these tragedies, our nation will forge on, but with a heavy heart.
See also: heart, heavy
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with a heavy heart

Cliché sadly. With a heavy heart, she said good-bye. We left our summer cottage on the last day with a heavy heart.
See also: heart, heavy
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

with a ˌheavy/ˌsinking ˈheart

with a feeling of sadness or fear: It was with a heavy heart that he left the school for the last time. OPPOSITE: with a light heart
See also: heart, heavy, sink
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