Eat Your Heart Out

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To get very disappointed about something hopeless, to get extremely worried and sad

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  • This expression is originated back to the ancient Greeks. It was used by Homer in his legendary classic poem ‘The Odyssey’. Everyone’s heart is the midpoint of feelings and emotions. This idiom is used to refer the phase of sadness and sorrow in which a person feels so much sad and gets disappointed as if he is eating his/her heart out. This expression also gives another meaning and that is ‘to be very jealous’.
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After Sara lost her dearest friend Sam, she ate her heart out over the mistake.

Submitted on February 25, 2019

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