to have your heart in your mouth



Idiom Definition

Idiom Definition - have your heart in your mouth

"to have your heart in your mouth"

to feel strongly emotional;

to be extremely frightened or anxious

 

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Idiom Scenario 1

Idiom Definition - have your heart in your mouth

Two friends are talking ...

Friend 1:  I heard your ex-coworkers threw you a wonderful going-away party.

Friend 2:  It was really amazing.  I never knew that everyone loved me so much.  The speeches they gave made me very emotional.

Friend 1:  I saw the photographs.  You looked as though you had your heart in your mouth.

Friend 2:  I thought I might cry.



Idiom Scenario 2

Idiom Definition - have your heart in your mouth

Two friends are talking ...

Friend 1:  Well, did you take your buddy on the roller coaster ride?

Friend 2:  I did. And was he ever frightened. When we came over the top of the highest point and were hurtling down, he had his heart in his mouth.

Friend 1:  Heard a little screaming did you?





to have your heart in your mouth - Usage:

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to have your heart in your mouth - Gerund Form:

Having his heart in his mouth, he decided to take the roller coaster ride anyways.



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