have a heart

Idiom Definition

Idiom Definition - have a heart

"have a heart"

to be compassionate;

to show kindness and sympathy;

to be merciful;

to be forgiving


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Idiom Scenario 1

Idiom Definition - have a heart

A man is passing a homeless person on the street ...

Homeless man:  Please, could you help out a man who's down on his luck?

Passing man:  Why don't you get a job?

Homeless man:  I have been trying to get a job but the economy is bad.  Please, I'm very hungry.  Have a heart!

Passing man:  OK.  Here's five dollars.  Buy yourself something to eat.

Homeless man:  Thank you very much.  I appreciate your compassion.

Idiom Scenario 2

Idiom Definition - have a heart

Two colleagues are talking ...

Colleague 1:  My tooth is killing me.  I really need to see a dentist. Can you believe that the boss won't give me any time off?

Colleague 2:  The boss doesn't have a heart?

Colleague 1:  No compassion whatsoever.

have a heart - Usage:


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have a heart - Gerund Form:

Having a heart, the boss allowed Jarrod the afternoon off after he visited the dentist.

have a heart - Examples:

1)  Sadly, you would be skipping the fact that I have a heart and soul and that I care for people other than myself.

2)  ... is it preferable to just let them all die in the streets? Have a heart folks!

3)  ... whom were in a mandatory evacuation zone. This was a tragedy. Have a heart and don't assume the worst of people.

4)  Do you have a heart, any remorse for what our family went through?

5)  Stop being so cruel and have a heart towards this woman!

6)  However, I still have a heart and am still a strong liberal on social issues.

7)  ... proves that athletes aren't ALL about the money and that they do have a heart.

8)  There is still time to prove you have a heart and change your position.

9)  The point I'm driving at is that Damon may have a heart sometimes or even have good intentions, as misguided as they may be, but ...

10)  This tough gal does have a heart, though, and can sing it soft and sad on a lovely song like ...

11)  ... is a single mother who has a heart for helping those less fortunate.

12)  I believe my opponent has a heart, even though he believes I do not. I believe he is a good ...

13)  ... all of the big league politics aside, he still has a heart for people.

14)  ... endured many undeserving things in her life, but I think she still has a heart. I think she cares regardless of her exterior/actions.

15)  ... everyone who has a heart would go on a frenzy about it because it's just not right!

16)  If one has a heart... one grieves for the lost.

17)  ... so sweet and kind and he is just a good person. He has a heart.

18)  The main character is an Amish woman named Lyndel, who has a heart to care for those in need.

19)  Romney has a heart and enough extra cash to help out someone in need.

20)  Still you can sense that J. K. Rowling has a heart for those who are not strong, cool or pretty ...