out the goodness of (one's) heart

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out the goodness of (one's) heart

Because of one's altruistic generosity or goodwill, without personal or ulterior motivations. You expect me to believe you would do this out of the goodness of your heart? Come on, what are you looking for in return?
See also: goodness, heart, of, out
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*out of the goodness of one's heart

Fig. simply because one is kind. (*Typically: be something ~; do something ~.) What are you going to pay me? You don't expect me to do this out of the goodness of my heart, do you?
See also: goodness, heart, of, out
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

out of the ˌgoodness of your ˈheart

from feelings of kindness, without thinking about what advantage there will be for you: You’re not telling me he offered to lend you the money out of the goodness of his heart?
See also: goodness, heart, of, out
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