Heart of Hearts

(In one's). In one's inmost conviction. The heart is often referred to as a second self. Shakespeare speaks of the “neck of the heart” (Merchant of Venice, ii. 2); “the middle of the heart”

(Cymbeline, i. 7). The heart of the heart is to the same effect.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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