after one's own heart


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after (one's) own heart

Sharing similar values, ideas, or interests. Michelle is very tech-savvy and loves to code—just like me! She's a woman after my own heart.
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man after my own heart

Fig. a man with similar tastes and preferences to mine. You like creamed chip-beef on toast? There's a man after my own heart.
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after one's own heart

To one's own personal liking, as in He's very patient with the slower pupils; he's a teacher after my own heart. This idiom appears in the King James Bible of 1611 (I Samuel 13:14). [Late 1500s]
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after one's own heart

Precisely to one’s liking. Considered a cliché since the late nineteenth century, this phrase appears in the Old Testament’s first Book of Samuel (13:14): “The Lord hath sought him a man after his own heart, and the Lord hath commanded him to be captain over his people.”
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