What does wear your heart on your sleeve mean?


Idiom Meaning:

genuine and sincere


Examples of this Idiom in Movies & TV Shows:


Barney’s Version (2011)

Time of Scene: ~00:16:00

Clara ‘Chambers’ Charnofsky: Oh Barney, you really do wear your heart on your sleeve. Now put it away, it’s disgusting to look at.


Mr. Morgan’s Last Love (2013)

Time of Scene: ~01:25:00

Matthew Morgan: You’re beautiful. Obviously you’re smart. And I can always tell when you’re sad, because you hide behind your defiance when you are. When you’re happy, all of you is happy. Even your hair. You don’t have a mean bone in your body, and I thought they didn’t make them like that any more. You’re funny. When you listen, you look interested. You’re kind. And you wear your heart on your sleeve, which can be terribly intimidating.

Matthew Morgan: And you remind me of Joan.


Reversal of Fortune (1990)

Time of Scene: ~00:55:50

Claus von Bülow: Well, so much for the first coma. The second, of course, was much more theatrical.

Alan Dershowitz: Theatrical? What is this, a fucking game? This is life and death; your wife is lying in a coma. You, you don’t even make a pretense of caring, do you?

Claus von Bülow: ‘Course I care, Alan. It’s just, I don’t wear my heart on my sleeve.



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