man after my own heart

a man after (one's) own heart

A man admired by another because of perceived similarities. I knew he was a man after my own heart when I heard he rescued that puppy.
See also: after, heart, man, own

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.
See also: after, heart, man, own

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.”
See also: after, heart, own