Used in reference to one’s deepest feelings of love or compassion: the kitten’s pitiful little squeak tugged at her heartstrings
More example sentences
- It certainly shouldn't tug at the heartstrings, satisfy the mind and thrill visually all at the same time.
- Has the world cottoned on to my gentle wit, my innate sense of style, or my ability to tug at the emotional heartstrings so dextrously?
- Ned felt something tug at his heartstrings, sympathy overwhelming him.
Definition of one's heartstrings in:
- The US English dictionary