cross my heart and hope to die

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English[edit]

Phrase[edit]

cross my heart and hope to die

  1. (idiomatic) added to a promise or a statement to show how serious one was about being honest in what one said

Usage notes[edit]

Used mostly by children, and by adults in imitation of children.

Another version is "cross my heart and hope to die, stick a needle in my eye".

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