not have the heart to do sth Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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not have the heart to do sth

to ​feelunable to do something because you ​feel it would be ​unkind: She ​asked me to go with her and I didn't have the heart to ​refuse.
(Definition of not have the heart to do sth from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “not have the heart to do sth”
in Chinese (Simplified) 不忍心做……
in Chinese (Traditional) 不忍心做……
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