- set\ one's\ heart\ on\ doing\ smth
- v. phr.To want very much.
He set his heart on that bike.To be very desirous of; hope very much to succeed in. - Used with a verbal noun.
He set his heart on winning the race.
Словарь американских идиом. — СПб., Изд-во "Лань". Оригинал: A.Маккей, М.Т.Боткер, Дж.И.Гейтс. 1997.
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set one's heart on doing smth — want very much I set my heart on a nice holiday this winter but I won t be able to go because I have no money. (from Idioms in Speech) implies to long for rather than to intend; to have at all costs Well, it s a mess. She s set her heart upon… … Idioms and examples