set\ one's\ heart\ on\ doing\ smth

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". . 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

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