Definition of a change of heart in US English:

a change of heart

phrase

  • A move to a different opinion or attitude.

    • ‘But there is hope for people who have a change of heart and want to increase their chances of survival.’
    • ‘The study's lead author suggested that doctors might have a change of heart regarding the use of aspirin in cardiac failure.’
    • ‘However, he had a change of heart and announced in November that he would continue with his duties.’
    • ‘I tend to confuse people with my sudden changes of heart.’
    • ‘This break has been characterised by a couple of fairly major changes of heart.’
    • ‘Opponents say his change of heart over health, education and immigration policies looks like opportunism.’
    • ‘Over the course of this very long and drawn out debate I have had many changes of heart on my position and in truth I still cant fully decide my stance.’
    • ‘By their very nature, professional expatriates are not given to sudden irrational changes of heart, for in general they will have carefully weighed the pros and cons before accepting the position in the first place.’
    • ‘The latest edition of the Lonely Planet guide to Britain has had a change of heart about the country's industrial cities.’
    • ‘He insists that there will be no more changes of heart and already has plans for a post-rugby sporting career.’
    change one's mind, change one's tune, have second thoughts, have a rethink, think again, think differently, think twice
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