Every month, we take a look at a word in the headlines, in English, for your English. See more at The Word of the Month.
Heart (noun): the organ that pumps the blood through the circulatory system.
Also: Courage or enthusiasm.
Ex: He showed a lot of heart in replacing his heart.
Hearts in the news
Last month, the first long-term artificial heart was successfully implanted by a French surgeon.
It is the most significant French contribution to the world since the modern bikini.
Your brand new artificial heart…
- has 4 chambers: 2 atria, a balcony and a hot tub, just like my dream home.
- lasts up to 5 years, 3 times longer than the average French car.
- is priced affordably at 160k€, but who can put a price on life?
A heavy heart: sadness or grief
A bleeding heart: an overly sympathetic person.
The heart of the matter: the main issue or concern.
The heart of the matter is that all hearts can be broken…. and they’re really expensive.