To have set one’s heart on doing something
Want something very much.
Решил съм непременно да сторя нещо.
“It is almost too good to be true that Phil can find the right kind of work in Greendale and we can live here at Arden Hall. But you are mistaken about my having set my heart on living here.”
Margaret Rebecca Piper Sylvia Arden Decides
Fools are they who feel affection for such a body, and wise are they who set not their heart on it.
The Baitâl Pachchisi John Platts, Duncan Forbes
There’s a young man been paying Luella some attention, and he’s going down there soon; I don’t know but he’s there already; and his mother and sister are spending the whole season there; so Luella had her heart set on going down and boarding at the same hotel.”
Aunt Crete’s Emancipation Grace Livingston Hill
But that woman seemed to have her heart set on hanging that Spaniard; and you’d ought to have seen how she would glare on him a minute, and then look up at me in her pleading way, and then turn and for the next five minutes search the jury’s faces, and by and by drop her face in her hands for just a little while as if she was most ready to give up; but out she’d come again directly, and be as live and anxious as ever.
Sketches New and Old, Complete Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)