Meaning of set one's heart on in English:

set one's heart on

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(also set one's hopes on)
  • Have a strong desire for or to do.

    ‘she had her heart set on going to university’
    • ‘I had my hopes set on a possible career in aerospace manufacturing’
    • ‘I am recently out of a relationship with a man that I had set my heart on marrying.’
    • ‘Up to this point in my life, I had never come close to anything I had set my heart on.’
    want desperately, wish for, desire, long for, yearn for, be consumed with desire for, hanker after, hanker for, ache for, hunger for, thirst for, lust after, lust for, sigh for, burn for, itch for, be dying for, die for
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