set one's heart on

set one's heart on
WANT DESPERATELY, wish for, desire, long for, yearn for, hanker after, ache for, hunger for, thirst for, burn for; informal be itching for, be dying for.
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set one's heart on see under ↑heart
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Main Entry:set

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set one's heart (or hopes) on
have a strong desire for or to do

she had her heart set on going to college


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  • set one's heart on — {v. phr.} To want very much. * /He set his heart on that bike./ also: To be very desirous of; hope very much to succeed in. Used with a verbal noun. * /He set his heart on winning the race./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • set one's heart on — {v. phr.} To want very much. * /He set his heart on that bike./ also: To be very desirous of; hope very much to succeed in. Used with a verbal noun. * /He set his heart on winning the race./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

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  • set one's heart on — I think she s set her heart on the orange kitten Syn: want desperately, wish for, desire, long for, yearn for, hanker after, ache for, hunger for, thirst for, burn for; informal be itching for, be dying for …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • set one's heart on doing smth — want very much I set my heart on a nice holiday this winter but I won t be able to go because I have no money. (from Idioms in Speech) implies to long for rather than to intend; to have at all costs Well, it s a mess. She s set her heart upon… …   Idioms and examples

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