Meaning of warm the cockles of one's heart in English:

warm the cockles of one's heart

phrase

  • Give one a comforting feeling of contentment.

    ‘Ah, it warms the cockles of your heart, doesn't it?’
    • ‘But it would be stretching credibility to suggest much of this game warmed the cockles of your heart.’
    • ‘The sixth race produced a contest to warm the cockles of your heart.’
    • ‘For those with decadent dreams and a dismal credit rating, the following advice will warm the cockles of your heart.’
    • ‘The good old Scottish weather can make conditions rough through the winter months, and the cold water does nothing to warm the cockles of your heart.’
    • ‘Few things warm the cockles of my heart more than pleasant memories of this novel.’
    • ‘I am really, really happy with the way these photos came out and it would warm the cockles of my heart if you went and perused them.’
    • ‘Just thinking about that scene warms the cockles of my heart.’
    • ‘It warms the cockles of my heart to hear of people so committed to our pastime.’
    • ‘This is not likely to warm the cockles of your heart, but it can be hugely seductive and at times totally absorbing in its intensity.’