have one's heart in the right place


have one's heart in the right place
have one's heart in the right place
Fig. to have good intentions, even if there are bad results. •

I don't always do what is right, but my heart is in the right place.

Good old Tom. His gifts are always tacky, but his heart's in the right place.

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See: HEART IS IN THE RIGHT PLACE.

Dictionary of American idioms. 2013.

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  • heart is in the right place — or[have one s heart in the right place] To be kind hearted, sympathetic or well meaning; have good intentions. * /All the tramps and stray dogs in the neighborhood knew that Mrs. Brown s heart was in the right place./ * /Tom looks very rough but… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • heart is in the right place — or[have one s heart in the right place] To be kind hearted, sympathetic or well meaning; have good intentions. * /All the tramps and stray dogs in the neighborhood knew that Mrs. Brown s heart was in the right place./ * /Tom looks very rough but… …   Dictionary of American idioms