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interesting expression

interesting expression

Date: Nov 09 2007

Topic: Idioms and Slang

Author: Alire


"Cross one's heart and hope to die" - {v. phr.}, {informal} To promise somebody very seriously that everything you said is true.


Children often use it to ensure somebody that they are not lying . Children often make a sign of a cross over the heart as they say it, for emphasis. "Cross my heart, I didn't take your ball," Jack told Sam. "I didn't tell the teacher what you said. Cross my heart and hope to die," Jane said to Sandy.

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