to heart’s content
to heart's content
- to gain full satisfaction
- when the limit is up to the requirement of the other person
- the extent to which the person feels satisfied, this feeling comes from within the person instead of anything external
- the satisfaction is usually resultant of quantity rather than quality when this phrase is being used but that is not a rule
- The man ate food at the buffet to his heart's content. He seemed really happy as he left for home.
- I used to keep giving him a piece of my mind regularly which he would not pay much heed to, so today I yelled at him to my heart's content.
- She does not understand any advice that I give. She always ends up shopping to her heart's content.
- I can get the gifts to my heart's content but I really want him to like them.
- She kept buying jewellery to her heart's content but her joy only lasted until her mother saw the bills.
- The young children played in the rain to their heart's content.
In psychological terms and matter of speaking, to satisfy the heart of a person is among the most difficult things. Hence the phrase refers to the point where a person's heart is satisfied.
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