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Metaphorical StringsPlay
Heartstrings are not physical strings, but a metaphor for deep emotional feelings. SlideThe charity advert played on the audience's heartstrings.
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Emotional ImpactPlay
Use 'heartstrings' to express a strong emotional effect, often a mix of melancholy and warmth. SlideThe reunion of the long-lost siblings pulled at everyone's heartstrings.
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Idiomatic UsePlay
'Heartstrings' often appears in idioms where emotions are stirred or affected deeply. SlideThe old man's heartfelt speech certainly tugged at our heartstrings.