English version

heartstrings

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishheartstringsheart‧strings /ˈhɑːtˌstrɪŋz $ ˈhɑːrt-/ noun [plural]   tug/tear/pull at somebody’s heartstrings
Examples from the Corpus
heartstringsShe felt he was drawing his bow across her heartstrings.That night the little creature did not stop crying and its pitiful little squeak tore at Aggie's heartstrings.It pulls at the heartstrings of every agent out there to see a young lady or anyone jeopardized by these conditions.Charlie Harris was a shrewd street-seller whose appearance and demeanour tugged at the heartstrings of the compassionate.They always go for the heartstrings, don't they.
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