have your heart set on (doing) something

have your heart set on (doing) something
have your heart set on (doing) something set your heart on (doing) something phrase
to decide that you want something very much

He’s got his heart set on winning the competition.

Thesaurus: to want somethingsynonym
Main entry: heart

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • have (your) heart set on something — have (your) heart set on (something/doing something) set (your) heart on (something/doing something) to decide to achieve something. John had his heart set on becoming a doctor …   New idioms dictionary

  • have (your) heart set on — (something/doing something) set (your) heart on (something/doing something) to decide to achieve something. John had his heart set on becoming a doctor …   New idioms dictionary

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  • heart — I UK [hɑː(r)t] / US [hɑrt] noun Word forms heart : singular heart plural hearts *** 1) [countable] the organ in your chest that makes blood flow around your body I could hear his heart beating. have a weak/bad heart: Did you know he had a weak… …   English dictionary

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  • set — 1 /set/ verb past tense and past participle set PUT DOWN 1 PUT (transitive always + adv/prep) to carefully put something down somewhere, especially something that is difficult to carry: set sth down/on etc: She set the tray down on a table next… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 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

  • set — set1 W1S1 [set] v past tense and past participle set present participle setting ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(put)¦ 2¦(put into surface)¦ 3¦(story)¦ 4¦(consider)¦ 5¦(establish something)¦ 6¦(start something happening)¦ 7¦(decide something)¦ …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • heart — [[t]hɑ͟ː(r)t[/t]] ♦♦ hearts 1) N COUNT Your heart is the organ in your chest that pumps the blood around your body. People also use heart to refer to the area of their chest that is closest to their heart. The bullet had passed less than an inch… …   English dictionary

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