With a heart and a half

Figure of speech. On the street outside the newspaper offices, Myles Crawford turns down J. J. O'Molloy's request for a loan by pleading poverty: "Sorry, Jack. You must take the will for the deed. With a heart and a half if I could raise the wind anyhow." The rhetorical term for such exaggerations is hyperbole.

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