harden one's heart

harden one's heart
ожесточиться, стать бесчувственным, бессердечным [этим. библ. Exodus VII, 3]

The Sergeant looked at her shaking shoulders and hardened his heart. (D. L. Sayers, ‘Five Red Herrings’, ‘Mrs. Smith-Lemesurier’) — Сержант взглянул на миссис Смит-Лемезюрье. У нее дрожали плечи, но это не разжалобило его.

It was difficult for him to forget that his wife had quarrelled with him, but lie hardened his heart and did his best to forget. (J. B. Priestley, ‘Angel Pavement’, ch. IX) — Сегодня Смиту трудно было забыть, что он в ссоре с женой, но он заставил себя не думать об этом.


Большой англо-русский фразеологический словарь. - М.: «Русский язык-Медиа».. 2006.

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