Heartstring (Merriam Webster)
nheart· string | \ ˈhärt-ˌstriŋ \
Definition of heartstring
1: obsolete: a nerve once believed to sustain the heart
2: the deepest emotions or affections —usually used in plural
That movie really pulls at your heartstrings.
If your heartstring is
your string heart, then
Pluck it with the lightest touch.
A priceless harp.
Play only one single, solemn note.
Hang by a thread (Merriam Webster)
Definition of hang by a thread
to be in a very dangerous situation or state: to be very close to death, failure, etc.
The patient’s life was hanging by a thread.
They have handed their heartstring to
Camille Lewis is a writer, avid reader and self-proclaimed Plathian who lives and learns with borderline personality disorder. She can be found crossing off days on a calendar until the next instalment of the “A Song of Ice and Fire” series is released. Camille resides in South West England.