your heart sinks

heart sinks

(One) feels disappointed or disheartened. My heart sank when I saw that the meal I'd spent all day preparing had burned in the oven.
See also: heart, sink

your heart ˈsinks

used to say that you suddenly feel sad or depressed about something: My heart sank when I realized I would have to walk home in the rain. OPPOSITE: your heart leaps
See also: heart, sink
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When you see a headline in a major newspaper about a "perv priest," your heart sinks. I wear the Roman collar in my office building in downtown Chicago, and ever since the scandal when I go to lunch it's like the parting of the Red Sea.
Your heart sinks as you return to your car to see a yellow ticket stuck to the windscreen.
He said: "Your heart sinks when you hear, 'Mayday, I have no power'."
Your heart sinks when your train is cancelled, so claim compo
Your heart sinks as a parent when you hear the news that it's never to be found again.
Owen Leipelt, who was in another aircraft, said: "Your heart sinks when you hear, 'Mayday, I have no power'."
Your heart sinks when they are bought in for treatment.