Idioms About Emotions

go off the deep end: tepesinin tası atmak, küplere binmek

She will go off the deep end if her husband leaves the kitchen in a mess again.

go to pieces: paramparça olmak, yıkılmak

Jack nearly went to pieces when his son died in a car crash.

head over heels in love: sırılsıklam aşık olmak

Tony's only interest at the moment is Maria.  He's head over heels in love with her.

have a change of heart: fikrini/kararını değiştirmek

He was against charity, but he had a change of heart when he saw the plight of the homeless.

couldn't give a hoot!: aldırış etmemek, umursamamak

She wears eccentric clothes but she couldn't give a hoot about what others think.

look on the bright side: iyi tarafından bakmak

You know nobody. But look on the bright side - you'll make lots of new friends!

have a lump in your throat: boğazı düğümlenmek

The speech was so touching that I had a lump in my throat.

open/reopen old wounds: eski yaraları deşmek

He carefully avoided the subject so as not to open old wounds.

pour someone's heart out: içini dökmek

She always pours heart to her mom.

put foot in mouth: patavatsızlık yapmak

She really put her foot in her mouth when she mentioned the housewarming party - Andy hadn't been invited.

have a soft spot for someone/something: birine/bir şeye düşkün olmak, zaafı olmak

My grandfather has always had a soft spot for his first grandchild.

let off steam: deşarj olmak, stres atmak

Let's bring the kids to the playground so they can let off steam.

strike a raw nerve: can evinden vurmak

You struck a raw nerve when you mentioned divorce. They're separating.

swallow one's pride: gururunu ayaklar altına almak

When Jill failed the exam, she had to swallow her pride and repeat the course.

tongue-tied: dili tutulmak

At the start of the interview I was completely tongue-tied!

over the moon: sevinçten havalarda uçmak

We were all over the moon when we heard the good news.

wish the ground would swallow me up: yer yarılsa da içine girsem

When I realized I was reading the wrong report, I stood there in front of the group wishing the ground would swallow me up!

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