hearts and flowers


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hearts′ and flow′ers


n.
(used with a sing. or pl. v.)
maudlin sentimentality.
[1940–45, Amer.]
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VALENTINE'S Day is fast approaching and, call me sentimental, but I'm in the mood for some hearts and flowers. Flowers have different meanings so should always be chosen with the utmost care - for example, a striped carnation means refusal, and lavender means distrust, sunflowers signify adoration and red roses, of course, mean passionate love, hence their popularity during Valentine's Day.
VALENTINE'S Day is fast approaching and, call us sentimental, we're in the mood for some hearts and flowers.
Hearts and Flowers Florists, in Pershore Road, Stirchley, are donating proceeds from sales of bouquets to the Alzheimer's Society.