noun plural but singular or plural in construction

Definition of hearts-and-flowers

: show of sentiment or sentimentality : cloying expressions of endearment cut out the hearts-and-flowers— Maritta Wolff I can't stand hearts-and-flowers stuff— Mary Miller

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First Known Use of hearts-and-flowers

1915, in the meaning defined above

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“Hearts-and-flowers.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hearts-and-flowers. Accessed 16 Jun. 2021.

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