change of heart
A change in the way one feels or thinks about a given task, idea or problem to be solved.
Изменение в эмоциональном отношении к чему-либо, полученной задаче, идее или проблеме, требующей решения.
Joan had a change of heart and suddenly broke off her engagement to Tim.
Fred got admitted to medical school, but he had a change of heart and decided to go into the Foreign Service instead.
I had a change of heart and I decided to go to a movie with my friend.
Я передумал и решил пойти в кино с моим другом.
Cowardly; excessively timid.
"Come on, let's get on that roller coaster," she cried. "Don't be so chicken-hearted."
cross one's heart
cross one's heart and hope to die
To say that what you have said is surely true; promise seriously that it is true. Often used by children in the longer form. Children often make a sign of a cross over the heart as they say it, for emphasis.
Поклясться; "не сойти мне с этого места"; "вот тебе крест".
"Cross my heart, I didn't hide your bicycle," Harry told Tom.
"I didn't tell the teacher what you said. Cross my heart and hope to die," Mary said to Lucy.
I can swear that everything I say is true. Cross my heart and hope to die.
Я могу поклясться, что все, что я говорю, правда. Не сойти мне с этого места.
do one good
do one's heart good
To give satisfaction; please; gratify. To benefit.
It does my heart good to see those children play.
The fresh air will do you good after having been inside the house all day.
eat one's heart out
To grieve long and hopelessly; to become thin and weak from sorrow.
For months after her husband's death, Joanne simply ate her heart out.
We sometimes hear of a dog eating its heart out for a dead owner.
find it in one's heart
To be able or willing because of your nature.
He could not find it in his heart to tell her about her mother's death.
Can you find it in your heart to forgive me?
He could never find it in his heart to be mean to a dog.
follow one's heart
To do what one wishes to do rather than to follow the voice of reason.
Instead of accepting a lucrative job in his father's business, Jim followed his heart and became a missionary in the jungle.
from the bottom of one's heart
with all one's heart
With great feeling; sincerely.
От всей души; искренне.
A mother loves a baby from the bottom of her heart.
John thanked his rescuer from the bottom of his heart.
The people welcomed the returning soldiers from the bottom of their hearts.
The doctor saved the child’s life, and the mother thanked him from the bottom of her heart.
Врач спас жизнь ребенка, и мать поблагодарила его от всей души.