Wear Your Heart on Your Sleeve (Origin)
What Is the Origin of the Saying "Wear Your Heart on Your Sleeve"?The term "wear your heart on your sleeve" means to express your emotions openly.
Examples of Use:
- Adam made it clear what he thought about Janet. He wears his heart on his sleeve.
- I am terrible at poker. My face is always readable. I definitely wear my heart on my sleeve.
- Be kind to her! She wears her heart on her sleeve.
The term was popularized by William Shakespeare's villainous character Iago (a senior officer in the Venetian army under the command of General Othello):
- "I will wear my heart upon my sleeve." (from the tragedy "Othello" written circa 1603)
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