Значение идиомы search one’s heart

[search one’s heart] or [search one’s soul] {v. phr.}, {formal} Tostudy your reasons and acts; try to discover if you have been fair andhonest.

The teacher searched his heart trying to decide if he hadbeen unfair in failing Tom.

– [heart-searching] or [soul-searching]{n.} or {adj.}

After much heart-searching, Jean told Beth she wassorry for the unkind things she had said.

The minister preached asoul-searching sermon about the thoughtless ways people hurt eachother.