have (one's) heart in the right place


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have (one's) heart in the right place

To act with kind or loving intentions, especially when said actions have negative results. Grandmom has her heart in the right place, but I would never wear any of the clothes she sends me.
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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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heart in the right place, have one's

Be well-intentioned, Her plan to reconcile them didn't succeed, but she had her heart in the right place. [Early 1800s]
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have your heart in the right place

be sincere or well intentioned.
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have (one's) heart in the right place

To be well-intentioned.
See also: have, heart, place, right
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