Heart Idioms 心・心臓に関する慣用句

My daughter is 4 years old and only recently discovered that there is a thing called heart beating in her chest. She asked me why there is such a thing in our body and the only answer I could come up with was for her to think of it as a battery that is important for us to continue living. Come to think of it one of my students is a cardiologist and I will ask her next time I meet her.


In any case for today I have prepared some idioms with the word “heart”. Please learn them by heart!


lose heart:  to stop believing that you can succeed

He was almost about to lose heart when he received the most wonderful news.



young at heart:  thinking and behaving as if you are younger than you really are

Grandma may be nearing 100 but she has always remained young at heart.



change of heart:  If you have a change of heart, you change your opinion or the way you feel about something.

He was about to start studying Business English but he had a sudden change of heart.



by heart : learned in such a way that you can repeat it from memory:

He can still recite some of the English poems I learnt in Elementary school by heart.