Bless Someone's Heart Definition

Used to express gratitude. (Compare bless you , God bless you .)


Used to soften criticism or express pity. (Compare the British usage of bless (“expression of endearment or belittlement").) My dog cain't fit in her puppy bed anymore, but she still tries, bless her heart.


Origin of Bless Someone's Heart

  • A conventional shortening of a wish May God bless (your/her/his/etc) heart.

    From Wiktionary

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