open one's heart to

Confide in, reveal one's thoughts and feelings to, as in Last night Meg opened her heart to her sister concerning her marriage. This expression uses heart in the sense of “the seat of thought and emotion,” a usage dating from the 9th century.


Nearby words

  1. open market,
  2. open marriage,
  3. open mike,
  4. open mind,
  5. open one's eyes,
  6. open one's mouth,
  7. open order,
  8. open pit,
  9. open plan,
  10. open pneumothorax

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