one's heart is in the right place

(one's) heart is in the right place

(One) means well or is good at heart, even if they don't always do the right thing; (one) is well intentioned. His speech at the wedding was horribly embarrassing, but his heart was definitely in the right place. I know your heart is in the right place, but you're actually being very unhelpful at the moment. Honey, your heart may be in the right place, but you're kind of making a mess right now.
See also: heart, place, right
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one's heart is in the right place

Fig. one has good intentions, even if the results are bad. She gave it a good try. Her heart was in the right place. He is awkward, but his heart is in the right place.
See also: heart, place, right
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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