a heart of stonenoun phrase
Definition of a heart of stone
(Entry 1 of 2)
: an inflexible and unfriendly or unkind disposition She has a heart of stone.
sink like a stoneidiom
Definition of sink like a stone (Entry 2 of 2)
: to sink very suddenly and quickly The ship hit an iceberg and sank like a stone. —often used figuratively His last movie sank like a stone.
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