wear one's heart on one's sleeve


wear one's heart on one's sleeve
wear one's heart on one's sleeve & have one's heart on one's sleeve
Fig. to display one's feelings openly and habitually, rather than keep them private. •

John always has his heart on his sleeve so that everyone knows how he feels.

Because she wears her heart on her sleeve, it's easy to hurt her feelings.

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also[pin one's heart on one's sleeve] {v. phr.} To show your feelings openly; show everyone how you feel; not hide your feelings. * /She wears her heart on her sleeve. It's easy to see if she is sad or happy./ * /Sometimes it is better not to pin your heart on your sleeve./ Compare: OPEN ONE'S HEART.

Dictionary of American idioms. 2013.

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