change of heart


noun

a reversal of one's feelings, intentions, opinions, etc.: At first Mother said we couldn't go, but she had a change of heart and let us.

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Origin of change of heart

First recorded in 1820–30
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Idioms and Phrases with change of heart

change of heart

Altered feelings or attitude, as in Paul didn't like his new job, but a raise prompted a change of heart and he became quite enthusiastic. [Early 1800s]

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