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pull a heart muscle

pull a heart muscle
 v. phr.— «Mr Richardson claimed the strict anti-doping policies employed at the Games had prevented most drug cheats from setting foot in the village. “A lot of people who went home early with injuries I believe actually pulled a heart muscle and left because they knew what would happen to them.”» —“Bulgarians syringe litterers, says Richo” by Luke McIlveen, Natasha Bita Weekend Australian Sept. 30, 2000. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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