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.
See also: after, heart, own

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]
See also: after, heart, own

after your own heart

of the type that you like or understand best; sharing your tastes.
1988 Sebastian Barry Boss Grady's Boys He took away every year I had to give a man, and then took away himself for good measure. He was a man after my own heart so I will not blame him.
See also: after, heart, own