What Does 'Take Heart' Mean?


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Aun Jafery answered
The words "take heart" are used together as an idiom that encourages one to be brave and courageous. It is a way of telling another that all is not lost and to keep hope. It is used when one seems to be giving up hope or facing dreadful odds. The word "heart" in the phrase is used not in its literal sense but as a metaphor for courage or bravery. A synonym of the idiom is "buck up" which conveys more or less the same meaning.

Examples of its use are "You are still young, so what if you failed this year, take heart your whole life is in front of you", "England may lose this match, but fans can take heart by the fact that they will win the series".
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b a answered
Take heart means to take good care of something because it has something importance.

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