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Interactions - Sympathy

Discover how English idioms like "strike a chord with" and "in cold blood" relate to sympathy in English.

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English idioms related to Interactions
milk of human kindness

the compassion and sympathy that is shown to others

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flesh and blood

used to emphasize that a person is just a normal human being with similar feelings or weaknesses as others

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to tug at one's heartstrings

to make a strong impression on someone, in a way that they feel a strong sense of love or sympathy for a person

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to harden one's heart

to no longer have kind feelings for a person

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cold comfort

sympathy, help, or encouragement that is barely enough to improve a person's situation or make them feel any better

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in cold blood

in a way that is absolutely cruel and shows no sympathy or mercy of any kind

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to kiss it better

to soothe someone who is injured, usually a child, by kissing the injured spot

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one's heart bleed

used to convey intense sadness or empathy one feels for someone or something in a tragic or distressing situation

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to get sth off one's chest

to finally talk about what has long been bothering or concerning one

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have a heart

used to ask a person to stop their unkind or indifferent behavior and offer some help or show some sympathy instead

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in one's shoes

in a similar or identical situation to someone else, particularly a difficult or unpleasant one

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to one's heart go out to sb

used to show one sympathizes with and feels sorry for someone else's suffering

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to strike a chord with sb

to make someone feel strong emotions such as enthusiasm or sympathy

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heart of stone

a personality marked by emotional coldness and lack of sympathy

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woe is sb

said to show sympathy for a person's difficult or unlucky situation

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to touch one's heart

to make a person emotional, particularly by causing them to feel sympathy for someone

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