the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach

the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach

1814 J. ADAMS Letter 15 Apr. in Works (1851) VI. 505 The shortest road to men’s hearts is down their throats.

1845 R. FORD Hand-Book for Travellers in Spain I. i. The way to many an honest heart lies through the belly.

1857 D. M. MULOCK John Halifax, Gentleman xxx. ‘Christmas dinners will be much in request.’ ‘There’s a saying that the way to an Englishman’s heart is through his stomach.’

1975 A. PRICE Our Man in Camelot v. The way to a man’s heart wasn’t through his stomach, it was through an appreciation of what interested him.

1986 J. W. RIDER Jersey Tomatoes xv. What she meant was in a home she could bake things and make meals for him... The way to man’s heart is through his stomach.

2001 Washington Post 6 Jan. C11 (Piranha Club comic strip) ‘And remember ladies—the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach.’ ‘Unfortunately, you have to get it past his gag reflex first.’


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