not have the heart (to do something)


not have the heart (to do something)
not have the ˈheart (to do sth) idiom
to be unable to do sth because you know that it will make sb sad or upset
Main entry:heartidiom

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  • not have the heart to do something — not have the heart (to (do something)) to lack the desire or strength to do something. I didn t have the heart to tell him his injury would prevent him from playing football. Usage notes: sometimes used in the form have the heart to do something… …   New idioms dictionary

  • not have the heart to do something — phrase to not be able to do something, because it seems cruel I didn’t have the heart to tell him what I really thought. Thesaurus: unwillingness and to be unwillingsynonym Main entry: heart …   Useful english dictionary

  • not have the heart to do something — to not be able to do something, because it seems cruel I didn t have the heart to tell him what I really thought …   English dictionary

  • not have the heart to — not have the heart (to (do something)) to lack the desire or strength to do something. I didn t have the heart to tell him his injury would prevent him from playing football. Usage notes: sometimes used in the form have the heart to do something… …   New idioms dictionary

  • not have the heart — (to (do something)) to lack the desire or strength to do something. I didn t have the heart to tell him his injury would prevent him from playing football. Usage notes: sometimes used in the form have the heart to do something be able to do… …   New idioms dictionary

  • not have the heart — If you don t have the heart to do something, you don t have the strength or courage to do something. (Usually used in the negative) …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • not have the stomach for something — not have the stomach (for (something)) to not feel strong or brave enough to do something unpleasant. The soldiers did not have the stomach for another fight. Usage notes: sometimes used in the form not have the stomach to do something: I don t… …   New idioms dictionary

  • not have the stomach for — not have the stomach (for (something)) to not feel strong or brave enough to do something unpleasant. The soldiers did not have the stomach for another fight. Usage notes: sometimes used in the form not have the stomach to do something: I don t… …   New idioms dictionary

  • not have the stomach — (for (something)) to not feel strong or brave enough to do something unpleasant. The soldiers did not have the stomach for another fight. Usage notes: sometimes used in the form not have the stomach to do something: I don t think I ve got the… …   New idioms dictionary

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