break your heart

This page is about the idiom break your heart


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

a. said he didn't feel like going out

b. forgot her mother's birthday

c. went to live with another woman

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Contributor: Matt Errey