• When someone says they cross their heart it means that they emphasise something that is true.

  • Said to show what you have just said or promised is completely true or sincere.

  • It means what you’re saying is true.

1. I didn’t steal money from your wallet, cross my heart!


2. I’ve been coming into work on time, cross my heart!


3. I love you, cross my heart.


4. I will move to Europe for study fashion one day, cross my heart.

acknowledge, admit, affirm, allow, assert, aver, avouch, concede, confess, declare, grant, maintain, proclaim, swear

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