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English definition of “not have the heart to do sth”

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not have the heart to do sth

to feel unable 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.
Translations of “not have the heart to do sth”
in Chinese (Traditional) 不忍心做……
in Chinese (Simplified) 不忍心做……
(Definition of not have the heart to do sth from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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