wear one's heart on one's sleeve

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Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of wear one's heart on one's sleeve

:to show one's emotions very openly
  • He wears his heart on his sleeve.

Word by Word Definitions

wear play
  1. : to bear or have on the person

  2. : to use habitually for clothing, adornment, or assistance

  3. : to carry on the person

  1. : the act of wearing : the state of being worn : use

  2. : clothing or an article of clothing usually of a particular kind

  3. : fashion, vogue

heart play
  1. : a hollow muscular organ of vertebrate animals that by its rhythmic contraction acts as a force pump maintaining the circulation of the blood

  2. : a structure in an invertebrate animal functionally analogous to the vertebrate heart

  3. : breast, bosom

  1. : love:2

  2. : hearten

  3. : to fix in the heart

sleeve play
  1. : a part of a garment covering an arm

  2. : sleevelet

  3. : a tubular part (such as a hollow axle or a bushing) designed to fit over another part


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