One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
In a state of great depression or trepidation.‘I had to follow her with my heart in my boots’
- ‘Connie sat and listened with her heart in her boots, as Field was filling petrol.’
- ‘With my heart in my boots, I climbed inside; opening the window leading to the mainplane and viewed the damage caused by the unsupported wing.’
- ‘The team left Alicante with their heart in their boots, knowing that an unforgettable period in their lives was behind them.’
- ‘I went to this conference with my heart in my boots.’
- ‘Be prepared to finish the night with your heart in your boots.’
- ‘Gethryn hurried along the familiar streets with his heart in his boots sometimes, and sometimes in his mouth.’
- ‘I opened my computer with my heart in my boots.’
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