Definition of heart and soul in English:

heart and soul

noun

  • 1The whole of one's energy and passion.

    ‘she put her heart and soul into her dance classes’
    • ‘You can be assured that my heart and soul is in police work right now.’
    • ‘As the years went by I grew to love Lisa with all my heart and soul.’
    • ‘She puts her heart and soul into her work.’
    • ‘I've put my heart and soul into this relationship, but nothing I do seems to be good enough.’
    • ‘If ever a woman loved a man with all her heart and soul, she loves me.’
    • ‘He puts all his heart and soul into the reading, and Roxane recognizes his voice from the night under the balcony.’
    • ‘I know I will never get published, but still the book will be a product of me and I have poured my heart and soul into it.’
    • ‘I think he's put his heart and soul into NASCAR racing.’
    • ‘He put his heart and soul into achieving what he believed was required.’
    • ‘She is inspired by her father to pour her heart and soul into the training and development of choral music in the country.’
  • 2the heart and soulThe essence or core.

    ‘the kind of woman that is the heart and soul of a community’
    • ‘The heart and soul of the film is his performance.’
    • ‘The heart and soul of the family was the mother, Cecilia: she was the one who upheld in home an atmosphere of love and care.’
    • ‘Though the potential relationship between Nick and Hanna is intended to be the heart and soul of the show, we never actually feel it.’
    • ‘The party activists, trade unionists and party staff in every community in every part of this country are the heart and soul of this great movement.’
    • ‘It's the heart and soul of our business.’
    • ‘He is only the manager; Keane is its heart and soul, its leader, its enforcer, its engine, its brain, its totem, its talisman.’
    • ‘At the heart and soul of the book is journalism.’
    • ‘He established his championship mettle as the defensive heart and soul of the team.’

adverb

  • With complete sincerity and devotion.

    ‘he believed heart and soul in the revolution’
    • ‘I believe heart and soul that he will run for president.’
    • ‘He believed heart and soul in the revolution.’
    • ‘They are committed heart and soul to working class interests and democracy.’
    • ‘I am heart and soul a Vermonter, so I'll thank you to stop saying that you are speaking for "true Vermonters".’
    • ‘At 14 he travelled to Mysore to study with his guru, throwing himself heart and soul into becoming a yogi.’
    • ‘She'll be competing heart and soul; she'll be absolutely into it.’
    • ‘I'm committed heart and soul to defend the state.’
    • ‘I am striving heart and soul so that there will be no injustice.’