The Word of the Month


January 2014

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Heart (noun): the organ that pumps the blood through the circulatory system.

Also: Courage or enthusiasm.

Ex: He showed a lot of heart in replacing his heart.

Your brand new artificial heart…

  • has 4 chambers: 2 atria, a balcony and a hot tub, just like my dream home.
  • lasts up to 5 years, 3 times longer than the average French car.
  • is priced affordably at 160k€, but who can put a price on life?

Heart-stopping idioms

A heavy heart: sadness or grief

A bleeding heart: an overly sympathetic person.

The heart of the matter: the main issue or concern.

The heart of the matter is that all hearts can be broken.... and they’re really expensive.

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