Avoir un coeur d’artichaut

Avoir un coeur d’artichaut, literally “to have an artichoke heart”, dates back to the 19th century. The full expression was Coeur d’artichaut, une feuille pour tout le monde (“Artichoke heart, a leaf for everyone”). The artichoke, which center is called “heart”, can feed many mouths, one leaf at a time. It gives all of us a bit of food, but never the whole thing. In everyday life, avoir un coeur d’artichaut describes a person who gives a bit of love to many people.

Image: SommerRayn on Pixabay

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s