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have a heart

This page is about the conversational phrase have a heart

Meaning

You can say this if you're asking someone to be kind, or if you think they're being unfair or heartless.

For example

  • When I said the hostel was full, she said, "Have a heart, love. I've got nowhere else to stay."

  • My boss was firing me, so I said, "Have a heart, Mr Jones. I'm a single mum with three kids to support."

Quick Quiz

She said, "Have a heart, your honour." She wanted the judge to

a. find her innocent

b. find her guilty

c. find her attractive

Contributor: Matt Errey