Learn English Phrases – Have your heart set on something

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Hi students, it’s Shayna from EspressoEnglish.net and today’s phrase of the day is “have your heart set on something.”

If you “have your heart set on something”, it means you really, really want it, and you‘re completely certain about your desire for it, and it would be difficult for you to want anything else.

For example, imagine you’re looking for a new apartment, so you go to see a lot of different apartments, but there’s one that’s special. It has a balcony with a really beautiful view. If someone asks you how your apartment search is going, you could say “I have my heart set on the apartment with the balcony, even though it’s not the cheapest.”

This means that among all the different apartments you’ve seen, you want that one, the one with the balcony, it’s special and you’re completely certain that you want it. So that’s what the expression “have your heart set on something” means.

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s phrase of the day, and come back tomorrow for more spoken English phrases!

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