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Idioms

(your) heart isn't in it

This page is about the idiom (your) heart isn't in it

Meaning

If your heart isn't in something you're doing, you don't really want to do it.

For example

  • Ali was studying to be a doctor, but his heart wasn't in it so he decided to follow his real dream and study film-making instead.

  • We could tell that Sally's heart wasn't in it when she tried singing jazz, so we said she should stick to pop songs.

Quick Quiz

She's doing the photo shoot to promote her book, but her heart isn't in it. She looks

a. quite happy

b. really bored

c. very funny

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Contributor: Matt Errey