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break your heart

Meaning: If someone breaks your heart, they cause you a lot of emotional pain by ending a romantic relationship, or by deeply hurting you in some other way.

For example:

  • I loved Monty, and he broke my heart when he left me and went off with someone else.

  • Sue says her heart has been broken too many times, and she won't let herself fall in love again.

Quick Quiz:

Peter broke Cindy's heart when he
  1. said he didn't feel like going out
  2. forgot her mother's birthday
  3. went to live with another woman

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