One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Be (or become) keenly involved in or committed to (an enterprise)‘he does not seem to have his heart in the role’
- ‘The players did not have their heart in the tournament essentially because of the timing of the competition and the choice of the venues.’
- ‘She felt bad for not really having her heart in the relationship anymore.’
- ‘All I can say is that I feel very sorry for Dominic because he definitely had his heart in Livingston and Scottish football and he felt whatever he was doing, he was doing right.’
- ‘When he did try to hype a fight, bad-mouthing an opponent, he never seemed to have his heart in it.’
- ‘It comes from wanting to do something and having your heart in it.’
- ‘To think I am doing all of this work and putting my heart in this and it won't mean a thing… is something I can't even stand to think about…’
- ‘An exception would be when he did something like his ‘World of the Wizard King’ series, where you could see he really had his heart in the work.’
- ‘To really succeed at something, you need to have your heart in it.’
- ‘How could I put my heart in words so basic, so concrete and cold?’
- ‘Perhaps, in part, I realize that my parents really did not have their heart in the beatings.’
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