eat one's heart out


eat one's heart out
eat one's heart out
1. Fig. to grieve; to be sorrowful. (Fixed order.) •

She has been eating her heart out over that jerk ever since he ran away with Sally.

Don't eat your heart out. You really didn't like him that much, did you?

2. Fig. to suffer from envy or jealousy. (Usually a command.) •

Yeah, the reward money is all mine. Eat your heart out!

Eat your heart out! I won it fair and square.

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{v. phr.} To grieve long and hopelessly; to become thin and weak from sorrow. * /For months after her husband's death, Joanne simply ate her heart out./ * /We sometimes hear of a dog eating its heart out for a dead owner./

Dictionary of American idioms. 2013.

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  • eat one's heart out — {v. phr.} To grieve long and hopelessly; to become thin and weak from sorrow. * /For months after her husband s death, Joanne simply ate her heart out./ * /We sometimes hear of a dog eating its heart out for a dead owner./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • eat one's heart out — ► eat one s heart out suffer from longing for something unattainable. Main Entry: ↑eat …   English terms dictionary

  • eat one's heart out — PINE, long, ache, brood, mope, fret, sigh, sorrow, yearn, agonize; grieve, mourn, lament. → heart * * * phrasal : to grieve bitterly and without hope * * * eat one s heart out To pine away, brooding over misfortune • • • Main Entry: ↑eat …   Useful english dictionary

  • eat one's heart out — idi eat one s heart out, to grieve inconsolably …   From formal English to slang

  • eat one’s heart out — 1. tv. to suffer from sorrow or grief. □ She has been eating her heart out over that jerk ever since he ran away with Tracy. □ Don’t eat your heart out. You really didn’t like him that much, did you? 2. tv. to suffer from envy or jealousy.… …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • eat one's heart out — vp To gnaw at, disturb, vex. It is best to talk about your problems than let them eat your heart out. 1910s …   Historical dictionary of American slang

  • eat one's heart out — suffer greatly from longing You can eat your heart out. I m going to Hawaii for three weeks! …   Idioms and examples

  • eat one's heart out — Adam will eat his heart out when he hears about Julia s engagement Syn: pine, long, ache, brood, mope, fret, sigh, sorrow, yearn, agonize; grieve, mourn, lament …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • eat\ one's\ heart\ out — v. phr. To grieve long and hopelessly; to become thin and weak from sorrow. For months after her husband s death, Joanne simply ate her heart out. We sometimes hear of a dog eating its heart out for a dead owner …   Словарь американских идиом

  • eat one's heart out — suffer from excessive longing for something unattainable. → eat …   English new terms dictionary


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