see: heart misses a beat
- Heart starter
noun 1. (Austral, slang) the first drink of the day
[hahrt-stop-er] /ˈhɑrtˌstɒp ər/ noun 1. something so frightening or emotionally gripping as to make one’s seem to stop beating: We didn’t crash, but it was a heartstopper.
[hahrt-stringz] /ˈhɑrtˌstrɪŋz/ plural noun 1. the deepest feelings; the strongest affections: to tug at one’s heartstrings. /ˈhɑːtˌstrɪŋz/ plural noun 1. (often facetious) deep emotions or feelings n. late 15c., originally literal, in old anatomy theory “the tendons and nerves that brace the heart;” from heart + string (n.). Transferred and figurative sense from 1590s.
[hahrt-throb] /ˈhɑrtˌθrɒb/ noun 1. a rapid beat or pulsation of the . 2. a passionate or sentimental emotion. 3. . noun One’s deeply beloved: Who’s your heartthrob this week? (1920s+)