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(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.
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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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
your heart is in the right place
If someone's heart is in the right place, they are kind, although there are things about them that you do not like. Note: The heart is traditionally regarded as the centre of the emotions. Whether Johnson's professional judgement was good or not, I decided that his heart was in the right place. They've probably got their hearts in the right place but they just haven't got any common sense.
Collins COBUILD Idioms Dictionary, 3rd ed. © HarperCollins Publishers 2012
your, his, etc. heart is in the right ˈplaceused to say that somebody’s intentions are kind and sincere even though they sometimes do the wrong thing: I know she gets angry sometimes, but basically her heart is in the right place.
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- one's heart is in the right place
- your heart is in the right place
- your, his, etc. heart is in the right place
- caught dead, wouldn't be
- wouldn't be caught dead (doing something)
- somebody wouldn't be seen/caught dead...
- paint (one) black
- paint black
- wash (one's) dirty linen in public
- wash one's dirty linen in public