Meaning of “sb's heart is in his/her boots” in the English Dictionary

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"sb's heart is in his/her boots" in British English

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sb's heart is in his/her boots

UK informal

If someone's heart is in their boots, they feel very sad, disappointed, worried, etc.:

Their hearts were in their boots when they realized that they would have to do the work all over again.

(Definition of “sb's heart is in his/her boots” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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