Definition of have a heart in English:

have a heart

phrase

  • often in imperative Be merciful; show pity.

    • ‘Here in the heartland we have a heart for families, and this is how deeply we feel about marriage.’
    • ‘And while you may well have a brain, you most certainly don't have a heart.’
    • ‘You may not have a heart, but your bank balance can bleed too.’
    • ‘I have a heart for the underdog, and I will do everything in my power to help them succeed as models.’
    • ‘They've given over a million dollars through our services to the evacuees there and so they have a heart.’
    • ‘People from outside saw that we're not just ‘as tough as nails’ but have a heart.’
    • ‘Ideally, you should be bold and tell him face to face, but have a heart and do it when you two are alone.’
    • ‘However, if you see me sniffing forlornly tomorrow morning on the Northern Line, have a heart, eh?’
    • ‘The love and affection lavished on her made very good photographs and showed that India did have a heart.’
    • ‘This is a spoiled-rotten kid who doesn't have a clue - who doesn't have a heart!’
    be compassionate, be kind, be merciful, be lenient, be sympathetic, be considerate, take pity, have mercy
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